People's Postcode Lottery cheque presentation at Balfron Primary School. 25.4.17  Free Use to PPL. Picture Copyright: Iain McLean, 79 Earlspark Avenue, Glasgow G43 2HE 07901 604 365 All Rights Reserved

Up to £500 worth of outdoor resources

Schools can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor learning resources to allow youngsters to get hands on with nature. Applications for the Local School Nature Grants are open from now up until the 22nd November 2019.

Learning through Landscapes is distributing £550,000 of funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funds were awarded from Postcode Local Trust.

The learning resources and the training sessions available are customisable. Infant, primary and secondary schools can choose which items will best suit their learners and the setting that they will be delivered in. The programme is also open to special schools and pupil referral units.

As well as up to £500 worth of outdoor resources, school staff will also receive a two-hour training session.

Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:

“Given that children in Britain spend an average of just 16 minutes a day exploring in parks and the countryside, I’m delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are supporting this programme enabling children of all ages to get outside and I’d urge schools to take advantage of this opportunity and get an application in.”

For more information, and to apply, please visit Learning through Landscapes’ website