DfE Funding Boost to Improve Outside Learning Facilities

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The Department for Education has announced a funding boost of £15 million to help young people in disadvantaged areas to learn outside and experience nature. The funding will also allow schools, colleges and nurseries to improve biodiversity on their sites and can be used to buy equipment that might be preventing children in deprived areas from taking part in outdoor learning or providing accessible routes to nature in SEND schools. Minister for the School System, Baroness Barran says “It’s so important that we give young people the opportunity to get outside to learn about the natural world and the importance protecting our precious biodiversity.” Click here for more.