Education

Developing tomorrow’s decision makers

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Groundwork Kent & Medway recognises the importance of teaching children about their environment and how they can help improve and protect it. Our educational schemes help children to realise that they can make a difference to our environment. Encouraging the natural enthusiasm of children through exciting projects helps them value their own environment.

As tomorrow’s decision makers, it is vital that our children understand why caring for the environment is so important. Children appear to understand the possible consequences of abusing the environment, often more so than adults. Groundwork’s education programmes are designed to help teachers bring the National Curriculum to life and provide young people with the knowledge and experience to make wiser environmental choices in the future.

Groundwork delivers a wide range of educational programmes to school children and adults on environmental issues. By encouraging people to recycle, re-use and reduce, we will aim to live for today with tomorrow in mind.

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School grounds

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Groundwork helps schools realise the potential of their grounds as a community and educational resource.

Most children spend more time in the playground than anywhere else outdoors. This plays a very important part in forming their attitude to the environment and it is vital that their experience is a positive and stimulating one. Learning through play is a very important part of the school day and should be taken as seriously as lesson time.

As well as an area to play, the grounds of a school can also be used as an outdoor classroom, from studying nature in science lessons to collecting materials for art. Groundwork has been involved with many schools to improve their grounds and develop the educational potential of these areas. Projects have included creating nature areas, sun shelters and quiet corners.

The key to a successful project is enthusiasm and participation from the pupils, teachers, school governors and parents. Everybody helps out with the design and creation of these projects and pupils are often given the responsibility of looking after the area. Being so involved in these projects encourages children to understand and value their environment as well as taking pride in their school.

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Groundwork Kent & Medway
48 Canterbury Street
Gillingham
Kent ME7 5UN

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