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Governing Matters
Kids exploring the wilderness

Being omnipresent is hard to ignore – this has very much been our tactic for getting our Greener Governance campaign firmly on the agenda. Yet throughout, we’ve heard of financial constraints hampering green initiatives.

One accessible step towards going green is outdoor learning. While it might make you think of forest school or geography excursions, simply getting outside in campus grounds is part of the going green story.

In 2016, a Natural England report on learning outside in natural environments found that across 125 schools, 72% of staff and 92% of pupils felt it had a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. A whole-school approach to environmental sustainability blends with other strategic priorities your board may have – keeping this reflection in mind will positively benefit your school/trust.

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