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The Nature Premium campaign has been launched by a small group of volunteers with a brilliant idea.  We believe that regular experiences of nature via an early years or school setting will support children to be happier and healthier and help them recover from lockdown.  This campaign is designed to benefit all UK children.  If you have any connection to a child or if you remember playing outside in nature when you were a child please support us.

Research from Natural England and academics has demonstrated that time in nature:

The Nature Premium campaign has been launched by a small group of volunteers with a brilliant idea.  We believe that regular experiences of nature via an early years or school setting will support children to be happier and healthier and help them recover from lockdown.  This campaign is designed to benefit all UK children.  If you have any connection to a child or if you remember playing outside in nature when you were a child please support us.

Research from Natural England and academics has demonstrated that time in nature:

  • improves children's mental and physical well-being.
  • results in happier and healthier children.
  • builds resilience and sets the children up ready to learn. 
  • actively engages the next generation to build nature-centric communities.

The Nature Premium, using the school’s Sports Premium model, would engage children and young people in protecting and promoting nature.  We know that playing outside in nature encourages high levels of physical activity and builds vitamin D levels.  So, time spent in nature helps to reduce obesity levels and improves immune systems to help fight viruses.  When combined with the evidence that reconnecting children and staff to nature reduces stress levels its difficult to argue against the Nature Premium.

We have written to the Government asking them to implement the Nature Premium and we are asking supporters to contact their constituency MP’s to ask them to support the campaign too.  You can also sign our petition to help get your voice heard.

Please support and share #NaturePremiumYou can find more information at www.naturepremium.org

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