Local MP Mark Reckless was delighted to join children from Bligh Junior School in Strood this morning as part of the RSPB’s Every Child Outdoors campaign.
The RSPB, the Field Studies Council and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust believe that every child should have regular contact with nature, whether in their school grounds, local environment, further afield, or with family and friends.
Mark was keen to see for himself how the campaign has successfully managed to engage children in learning about the rich diversity of the natural world. Activities included bug sweeping, pond dipping and much more.
Speaking after the event, Mark said:
“I very much enjoyed my visit to Northward Hill with the children. I believe it will an extremely valuable experience, which will enable our children both to enjoy the beauty of nature and to apply the knowledge they have been learning on showing an appreciation and respect for their local enviroment and wildlife.”