Benefits Of Nature

Faith’s story: Hello, the name I almost consistently go by is Faith, and I am 18 years of age. I have been trans, and a part of the LGBT community for what feels like a lifetime now, experiencing feelings from the worst like isolation from all of the people around me, to the best, where …

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Tree Power – by Tom Folley: “The human eye can differentiate up to 295 shades of green.” Berny our guide has sat us in front of a bend in the stream, with limey moss on the rocks, vibrant grass on the banks, rubbery shrubs, feathered bushes, willowy saplings and mature trees. “I’m not asking you …

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Visit to Cornwall – by Holly: I’ve been to Cornwall nearly every year of my life. But still, it never disappoints; there’s always something different to see. With my finger forever poised above the shutter, I can take thousands of images during a weeks’ stay, so it has been quite a task to choose just …

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Happy Mindfulness Day! – by Tom Folley Mindfulness is a recent way of describing an ancient feeling. It’s a way of being connected to the world around you, a way of letting the world help to keep you in balance with yourself.  Our brains have developed to help us concentrate on tasks, but it doesn’t …

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Take your gender for a walk – Tom Folley If you are LGBTQ in modern Britain, you almost certainly know that, for you, many things that hetero people take for granted are more complicated.  Research from a variety of sources provides evidence for this, showing that young gender-expansive people find themselves with more emotional and …

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Plans for new GCSE in Natural History OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA) have launched a consultation in response to the call for developing a GCSE in Natural History.  They were approached by naturalist Mary Colwell, who has been spearheading a campaign to address the gap in natural history content in education. Since then they have been …

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World Environment Day – Tom Folley Since 1974, World Environment Day has been engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and individuals with a changing yearly theme to raise awareness, support action and drive changes for the environment. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Biodiversity”, and it is a chance for us all to be more aware of the …

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Tom Folley: This year’s Mental Awareness Week is more important than usual. The threat of Covid-19 has forced us all to be more distant, physically, from each other. Most of us have changed the way we work, rest and play, and we are facing different pressures in our daily lives. …

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Bee Friendly – Tom Folley: We can be as busy as them, we can sting like them, if we do really well we’re compared to their knees; they’re the champions of the workers, a sign of healthy nature, a signal of spring. And since 2018 they’ve had their own day. 20th May is World Bee …

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Lake District – Holly I was recently lucky enough to visit the Lake District with my camera for a pre-planned break before the current lockdown. I have never been there before and found the scenery quite breath-taking. Here is a selection of my favourite photos from the trip. I felt that the dramatic countryside was …

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