How to help wildlife at school

Whether feeding the birds, or sowing a wildflower patch, setting up wildlife areas in your school makes for happier, healthier and more creative children.

The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild Campaign  has, together with the University of Derby, proved that children are happier, healthier and more creative when they are connected to the natural world.

Where best to have access to nature than in schools up and down the UK? From hanging bird feeders to wilding a small garden, there are options to help local wildlife whatever the size of the area you have available. A school wildlife garden presents countless learning opportunities, both practical and academic, while encouraging a connection to nature.

Children are happier, healthier and more creative when they are connected to the natural world

Top tips for a school wildlife area:

Top tips for things to include in your school wildlife area:

Up and down the country, local Wildlife Trusts are helping schools to get nature into the curriculum, into the school grounds and into children's daily lives.

Get in touch with your local Wildlife Trust for advice