Wildlife expert’s classroom is the great outdoors

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Renzo Spano has been appointed as Sussex Wildlife Trust’s new Forest School Officer.

His main responsibility is to encourage and train teachers to lead their own Forest School programmes.

The idea behind Forest School is to take small groups of children on a regular basis to play, explore and learn outdoors in all weathers and in all seasons.

The child-led activities help develop healthy, curious, practical and confident children.

Renzo has been working with the Trust since 2007 setting up its Youth Ranger project and inspiring people to enjoy the outdoors.

He said: “The outdoors is a great place to be, and I would encourage families to go out and explore their local green spaces.

“Children, families and communities need nature and nature needs them. I strongly believe Forest School is a powerful way of building a life-long love of the natural world while having fun and enjoying the significant physical and mental health benefits of just being outside.’

If you are interested in finding out more about Forest School, please visit the Sussex Wildlife Trust website: www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/forestschool or contact Renzo on 07795 528312, email: renzospano@sussexwt.org.uk