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  • Writer's pictureGina Parker (Mullarkey)

My School My Planet

I had the great pleasure of working on a Heritage Lottery Funded Project led by Learning through Landscapes. This pilot project 'My School My Planet' aimed to support schools during the COVID-19 crisis by re-engaging pupils with their school environment, supporting their wellbeing and encouraging a greater connection to their natural heritage through the delivery of an outdoor education programme. In just 6 months, 36 trainers delivered the project in 49 schools equating to roughly 700 hours of much needed support for over 1000 children.

My input included focused work with the year 3/4 class at Balderstone Primary School, on the edge of Blackburn, where pupils took ownership of their learning in the outdoors, thrived in their school grounds and made positive changes that will leave a lasting impact.

A huge variety of activities took place in their school grounds and on our final day together, these were just a selection of those covered by the class of 29 students.

I will take so much away from this project personally, but I think the reflections of the teachers and pupils involved are so poignant.

Please do take a peek at the My School My Planet digital floor book which provides a summary of some of the wider work of the project.

My School My Planet digital floor-book
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