Beyond the Classroom
This summer, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership, Buxton Civic Association and Transition Buxton are joining forces to launch the first ever ‘Buxton Wild Weeks’ to bring together local schools and the community to support wildlife.
Young people are the future of heritage and countryside preservation and Beyond the Classroom is getting more of these individuals involved in all aspects of the South West Peak Landscape Partnership. We are working with the Peak District National Park Junior Ranger programme in order to foster on-going volunteer opportunities long after the Partnership has ended. Additionally, we are coordinating subsidized school visits and working with teachers to create lesson plans and interpretation that fits into their curriculum in a sensible way.
Emphasis in this project is given to field-based skills related to geography and science so that young people can learn how all aspects of the South West Peak landscape work together. We are also focusing on schools that currently do not interact with the Peak District National Park or with the South West Peak so that we can be inclusive of all audiences. Everyone deserves to get out of the classroom once in a while!
Engaging young people with the wonders of the natural world from afar is now the focus of Beyond the Classroom. Have you got children at home for the foreseeable future? Take this quick, anonymous survey and let us know what would help engage them: https://smartsurvey.co.uk/s/stayhomestaywild/
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Protecting the natural environment means taking special care not to damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees. They provide homes and food for wildlife!