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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 29 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 and the support each year has massively helped us in our work across England, Scotland and Wales.

Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, 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, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust were able to extend our Forest School project aims to bring our popular preschool Nature Tots programme to both cities, and have also worked closely with staff from world-renowned Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool to introduce Forest School as a form of therapy for patients accessing their Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). After a successful pilot programme, Mental Health Therapists at Alder Hey are now in the process of setting up their own Forest School programme with their patients.

In 2020, our Forest School Project are working with new schools in Liverpool and Manchester, while supporting our previous cohorts, and will continue to offer preschool Nature Tots sessions to local communities in both the cities.

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.