As reported in the Barnsley Gazette, Stephanie got the chance to see local school children getting inspired by nature on 26th January when she paid a visit to the RSPB Old Moor nature reserve to see the reserve’s successful outdoor learning programme.
Children from Goldthorpe primary School came to the reserve for a day with Old Moor’s expert team, discovering pond minibeasts and the habitat they live in. The children spent time in the habitats, where they followed the national curriculum-led sessions, learning about the wildlife and nature. The children were joined by Stephanie, who took the opportunity to discuss the important work the reserve is undertaking to protect the natural environment and wildlife, and how she can work alongside the reserve in future.
Stephanie said: “It’s really important to get children active, with hands-on learning experiences in nature from a young age, as it has a positive impact on their physical health, emotional wellbeing and their education."