How learning outside improves wellbeing

Do you have school playground memories? Did they involve climbing trees, rolling around in grass, maybe picking flowers? If so – count yourself lucky! Many children’s playground experiences involve tarmac and concrete, and a significant lack of green. With more and more research coming out about the important role that nature has in supporting our mental wellbeing, combined with the worrying stat that 1 in 6 children are already feeling the effects of poor mental health – it’s about time we make greenery in playgrounds a necessity, rather than a nice to have.

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