Over 240,000 children have taken their first steps on a wild adventure in nature, thanks to a pioneering partnership between the RSPB and Aldi, which has seen the discount retailer donate over £2 million from the sale of single-use carrier bags in the first two years of the partnership.

The RSPB’s Connecting Children with Nature partnership was launched in response to the well-documented decline in the time British children spend outdoors and in nature. Recognising the benefits of nature on children’s learning, health and wellbeing, the project was developed to inspire the next generation to discover, enjoy and look after the natural world. By 2018 over 500,000 children will have benefitted.

As part of this partnership they’ll be descending on primary schools across Greater Manchester ready to deliver their inspiring outreach sessions. They’re designed to give teachers and their pupils all the support they need to explore the natural world around them. The sessions are fun and interactive, allowing plenty of opportunities for first-hand experiences of nature whether it be bug hunting, birdwatching or finding daisies. If you would like to book an outreach session at your school, head to their website here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/free-school-outreach-visits/schools-outreach-visit-enquiry-form/

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