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People's Postcode Lottery #WildsPlay Competition!

The #WildsPlay competition, to win a day with Nick Baker*, invited entrants to submit a photograph of their family enjoying outdoor fun. The photographs were then voted on through social media with the final winners being chosen by People's Postcode Lottery and ourselves.


*at a school, youth club or children's group of their choice

 
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Congratulations to our winner and runners up!


WINNER - Sarah Walls






We just loved this entry! The caption read: "We had a frog-tastic time at a beautiful Worcestershire arboretum where our family love to go for walks. This time the ground was alive with tiny little froglets! (My little girl was wondering if this one would turn into a prince if she kissed it!)"

Congratulations! We hope your school loves their visit from Nick Baker!



 

 

 

 

 

 

RUNNERS-UP


Andrea Rowe

 





Jo Jackson










Peter Batchelor








Jo Meays






Amrit Jagpal


 








Inner city children's lives are being transformed as three projects which offer regular access to nature have been made possible thanks to funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.


Children in Birmingham, Leicester and Manchester - some of whom have never had the chance to explore outdoor space - are experiencing the natural world through a range of activities in a safe environment. The funding pays for the provision of Forest School activities which provide fun, engaging opportunities to develop child and parent confidence and enjoyment, while spending time outside in nature.

Nick Baker, Vice President of The Wildlife Trusts, said: "Our staff and volunteers are great at inspiring kids but there's always more we can do and more children to reach. That's why we're so grateful to players of People's Postcode Lottery as their generous support will enable us to reach many more groups of young children in urban areas, providing them with ongoing opportunities to 'go wild'. From fire lighting to cooking, woodwork to bushcraft, it's exciting stuff for adults, as well as children!"


Developed from the Scandinavian model of learning through play outdoors, Forest Schools provide a programme of visits over a number of weeks. These give children a chance to build relationships with the environment, their leaders and classmates and have ongoing opportunities to get to know wildlife. The leaders are trained to watch the children closely, appreciate different learning styles and personalities, and provide the right support for the individuals they care for. 


To find out more about our Forest School projects funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery, head here: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/peoples-postcode-lottery