Glowing report for Generation Wild at the end of a busy school year - Wildfowl and Wetland Trust

As schools around the country break for their summer holidays, it’s a clear A+ in the end of term report for Generation Wild – the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust’s innovative nature-connection programme for children from economically disadvantaged areas.

At the end of its first year, Generation Wild has already:

back view of three school children (two girls and one boy) all looking up at the Ava the bird girl puppet
Generation Wild is based on the story of Ava the bird girl (WWT / Nigel Wilson)

Nature-based activities form an integral part of the school visits and top of the list for popularity with the children was building a nest, followed by meeting a mini-beast and listening to bird calls. Other popular activities including making friends with a tree and hiding a stone – but according to WWT’s National Learning Manager Mark Stead, all the nature activities went down well: “Overall, the Generation Wild programme has been extremely well received by teachers and families,” he said. “Participation levels have been good – which is particularly pleasing considering that the early stages of year one delivery were still significantly impacted upon by Covid. Where we have tried something innovative and potentially risky, it has paid off,” he added. “The Ava story, puppet and translatorphones have been incredibly well received. They provide an added element of magic, which the children love.”

Read more about Generation Wild in this article : Generation Wild: Inspiring the next generation of nature lovers written for CJS By Mark Stead, National Learning Manager at WWT.

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Posted On: 29/07/2022

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