The Inflexion Foundation funds an Earthwatch Green Earth School
The Inflexion Foundation is pleased to announce it has funded a Green Earth School through Earthwatch Europe, an environmental charity which helps children live in balance with nature. The Inflexion Foundation has committed £25,000 to fund the project at Argyle Primary School near Kings Cross in London.
Earthwatch believes that every child and young person should have access to greenspaces to help build a strong and sustained connection with nature. This is important because one third of UK households have inadequate access to greenspaces, with children from BAME backgrounds and in lower income households disproportionately affected.
Earthwatch Europe’s Green Earth Schools programme transforms school grounds into nature-rich spaces for exceptional outdoor learning and play. Earthwatch provides training to teachers to build their skills and confidence in leading inspiring outdoor and environmental learning, enabling the school to use the nature feature to maximum effect. Developed in partnership with LEGO® Build The Change, the programme collaborates with schools in highly deprived areas to create the optimal nature features for their grounds to support outdoor learning, helping to build a strong connection to nature and inspire solutions-based approaches to environmental challenges. These skills and experiences will enable more students to choose the green careers that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.
We’re excited to partner with the Inflexion Foundation to transform another London primary school into a Green Earth School. Over the coming months, we will help unlock children’s creativity by letting them design and install new green spaces for their school grounds and train their teachers to build their skills and confidence in leading inspiring outdoor and environmental learning. Building confidence to make a difference and create a sustainable planet starts in the early years; this Green Earth School will help children thrive and the school flourish for generations to come.
Katrin Nolland, Senior Programme Manager, Earthwatch
Engaging people with nature early in life can inspire a life-long appreciation of the great outdoors. Fostering this connection can help build respect for the importance of our earth, and so we are delighted to support Earthwatch with its important initiative.