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Natural Connections Education

We’re working with primary and secondary schools across Cumbernauld to deliver award-winning education sessions that connect young people to nature. Sessions provide opportunities for young people to spend more time outdoors, getting to know their local greenspaces and gaining a better understanding what they can do to help protect them.   Early connections sessions Our primary school sessions get pupils engaging with the nature on their doorstep. Sessions usually combine classroom-based learning with outdoor activities on school grounds. There may also be opportunities to explore local greenspaces and take part in environmental activities such as the creation of rain gardens and wildflower meadows.    Natural connections programme This programme, conducted over a minimum of 12 two-hour (double period) sessions, is designed specifically to support secondary school pupils struggling with poor mental health, or at risk of disengaging from education. By learning new skills and building confidence while gaining an understanding of their local greenspaces, our participants are supported to reach their full potential.   In 2017 our outdoor education programme won the Youth and Education category at the Nature of Scotland Awards.    Continuing Professional Development  We also offer Continuing Professional Development