We are working with environmental partners and schools for children with special needs across the UK, Belgium and Slovenia as part of Erasmus+, a European funded project.

Together, we are looking to identify examples of best practice in the delivery of non formal learning for children with learning difficulties in the natural environment.

We know from research that some children learn better in a natural environment, and this is especially so for children with learning difficulties.

However, to our best knowledge, there is no educational material on nature-based skills development/non –formal learning.

The aim of this project is to help improve practice by providing a toolbox, to support non formal learning practice in the natural environment and so improve the wellbeing of our children. 

Your information will help to develop a database of good practice and develop tools and material to help develop practice and widen participation by schools.

We value all responses, whether you are a very experienced practitioner or just beginning. 

We will plant a tree for every response received and enter each response into a prize draw with an opportunity to win a 50 euro voucher. 

If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you in anticipation of your help.

·         Paul Nolan - The Mersey Forest – paulnolan@merseyforest.org.uk

* 1. Name and address of your organisation

* 2. Do you run specific programmes of activity for children with special educational needs that make use of the natural environment for non-formal learning?

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