The LEAF programme is about using nature as a classroom. It gets children outdoors learning through hands-on experiences.- Eco-Schools England
`This results in children learning about the natural world and converts time traditionally spent in classrooms to outside time.
Whether that be counting acorns in maths or playing music in a forest, it all increases the number of hours children spend in nature.
Although LEAF is in its 20th year and spans over 30 countries globally, it has never before run in England. Until now! With Frugi's support more children will be spending time learning outdoors and getting back to nature.
Schools and home schoolers that participate in the LEAF programme are able to apply for a prestigious global award each academic year to recognise their efforts.
Work on LEAF also can be included as evidence (as work on biodiversity and/or schools grounds) for the Eco-Schools Green Flag award.
The LEAF award is also open to youth groups and registered home schoolers who are not able to join the Eco-Schools programme
Read all about Eco-Schools and how you can get your child's school involved!
We’ve created some Tree-mendous tasks for children to start learning about trees! Ideal for pre-school and primary aged children, we’d love to see your pictures of you completing them!
LEAF are creating some new resources for the programme and need your help!
They’d love to find out all about your favourite things to do as a family to learn about forests and trees and would love to see photos of your favourite trees! So grab your phone and get snapping! Your photo could be featured in their resources over the next academic year.