The Event:

A wealth of evidence shows children who connect with nature experience better mental and physical health, as well as leading to more environmentally conscious decision-making. The importance of this was recognised within the Government 25 Year Environment Plan which provides the framework for the Children and Nature Programme that Natural England has been leading on behalf of Defra and Department for Education.

Join us to offer thanks to the project partners:

  • Nature Friendly Schools – The Wildlife Trusts, working with Groundwork, The Sensory Trust, Field Studies Council, and Young Minds.
  • Growing Care Farming – Social farms & Gardens, in partnership with Thrive
  • Community Forest and Woodland Outreach 
    • Thrive in the Forest (The Community Forest Trust on behalf of the Mersey Forest Partnership)
    • Forest Pathways (Get Out More Community Interest Company)
    • Outside is Fun (The Conservation Volunteers working in partnership with The Land Trust)
    • Forest Foxes (National Forest Company in partnership with Leicester City Football Community Trust and The Forest School Association)
    • Trees for Cities (Sensory Trust, Nature Nurture Community Interest Company, The Garden Classroom, Green Schools Project, and Intelligent Health)

Celebrating the successes and discussing how we embed the learning into future outdoor learning plans and policies. The event will include opportunities for networking as well as engaging with live demonstrations in the Outdoor Education Zone led by Mersey Forest Trust alongside student teachers from Liverpool John Moore University’s ‘Natural Curriculum’ programme and students from Pleasant Street Primary School.

Outline of the day:

  • 11.00 Arrival and refreshments
  • Keynote speech and thanking of the projects
  • Panel discussion on challenges and opportunities in the sector*
  • Lunch
  • Opportunity to engage with demonstration sessions and networking
  • 14:45 Final remarks and closing of the event

(* please submit any questions for the panel on your ticket order form)

Vegetarian lunches will be provided, please confirm any allergies or dietary requirements on your ticket order form.

Travelling to the venue:

The John Lennon Art and Design building (part of Liverpool John Moore’s University is located in central Liverpool and well served by public transport. Comprehensive details can be found on …

Please note there is only limited disabled parking on site. If you require additional support including parking please call LJM U on 0151 231 5090.


Contact details:

For any questions about the event please contact Kate Whitehead