The RSPB: News: Just one in five UK children ‘connected to nature’, groundbreaking study finds

This news has emerged across the media today….

The RSPB: News: Just one in five UK children ‘connected to nature’, groundbreaking study finds.

…it is something to be concerned about.

In the work that I am undertaking with colleagues across IAPS, we are establishing what it means to educate children towards being more socially responsible.  In this post, the children in my Year 6 class, clearly indicated where their focus is when asked: What is Social Responsibility? And, interestingly, this is on the care and appreciation of the needs of others.

I feel that an effective Education for Social Responsibility will capture this focus and enable children to experience the world around them in all its varied forms.  The outcome will be that this desire to “care” is translated into all that they encounter.  This includes, and arguably most importantly, the natural world and its threatened biodiversity.

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