The Great Fen and the Wildlife Trust believes that every child should be given the opportunity to experience life lessons in an outdoor environment as a regular part of growing up. These experiences expand the horizons of young people, connecting them to the wonders of the natural world where they take in experiences that include art, heritage, culture and adventures.
Studies have shown that providing these outdoor experiences has a profound effect in helping to raise attainment levels and aspirations, reducing truancy and re-motivating those who are disengaged from their education. The benefits to health, physical development, social interaction and building confidence are second to none.
Watch this short video to hear why children love being outside.
The activities were well organised and suitable for all children, including those with S.E.N. Our guides were knowlegable and the pupils, many with limited experience of environmental fieldwork gained social, team building and scientific skills as well as a deeper level and understanding of biodiversity. Outstanding experience!
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Come and join Newton the Great Crested Newt on a fantastic journey around the Great Fen to help collect ingredients for his birthday cake!