People's Postcode Lottery

People's Postcode Lottery

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Engaging schoolchildren with wildlife and outdoor learning through Forest School

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has been working with players of People’s Postcode Lottery since March 2015 to bring Forest School outdoor learning to inner city schoolchildren and train their teachers as accredited Forest School leaders. People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery that emphasises supporting good causes in the heart of players’ communities, fitting perfectly with The Wildlife Trusts’ emphasis on protecting wildlife where our members live.

In 2017, thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery we were able to expand our Forest School project into Liverpool. Since starting in 2015 we have:

Worked with 24 learning facilities
Trained 74 teachers as Forest School Leaders
Engaged 2650 children with Forest School

Read more about the twin Forest School projects in Manchester and Liverpool supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery on the dedicated sections of our website:

Discover the impacts that this project has been having in this inspiring short video.

Working locally across the country

National ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts' Forest School projects, TV naturalist and Wildlife Trusts vice-president Nick Baker, declared “the enthusiasm, sense of momentum, and community spirit has been overwhelming” when he visited our work at Moston Fairway nature reserve in 2015.

The Wildlife Trusts are very lucky to receive generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery. People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery in Great Britain where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes whilst raising money for charities. Find out how players support our vital work here.

More information can be found on People’s Postcode Lottery below and on their support for the Wildlife Trusts here.

The Wildlife Trusts have been receiving generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery since 2014, when we were given £300,000 to help our work. In 2015, the Wildlife Trusts recieved £525,000, which was again increased to £2.4m in both 2016 and 2017. The support each year has massively helped us in our work across England, Scotland and Wales.

In 2018, The Wildlife Trust continued to recieve support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery with an amazingly generous £2.8m towards our work. Thanks to this support, The Wildlife Trusts are inspiring and connecting people to nature through precious species and wild places, providing thousands of children of all ages with opportunities to spend time in nature through a series of Forest School and outdoor learning activities and standing up for and defended wild places when they faced significant threat.

In 2019 we will be extending our project aims to bring Nature Tots and Forest School taster sessions to both cities so watch this space.

Nick Baker Wildlife Trust
“This is what it’s all about, opening up our natural world to young enthusiasm and inspiring kids to love learning and being outdoors.”
Nick Baker
TV naturalist and Wildlife Trusts vice-president
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For more information on People's Postcode Lottery visit their website here.