TheChildrensWood

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TheChildrensWood

TheChildrensWood

The Children's Wood By The Children's Wood

connecting families to nature all year round and creating the conditions for children to play outside in their community.

Glasgow Idea stage

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More restrictions are being placed upon children's opportunities to play outside in their community and in wild spaces. The current culture is geared towards an more indoor lifestyle. Yet the evidence overwhelmingly shows that greenspace and access to wild spaces and places to play outside are vital for healthy development and well-being of children. The more materialistic our culture becomes the more we need to do to combat the impact of this on our children and the environment. The Children's Wood runs community events and schools programmes which aim to get children playing and learning outside all year round, our events have a strong focus on nature and the community, especially fostering an equal environment for the community.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will train 10 community members in Forest School training so that we can run Forest School Clubs for the community.
  • Create a sensory garden with raised beds and different plants for increasing a sensory experience for all children

Why it's a great idea:

There is currently no regular initiative in our area to encourage families outside all year round, and to build community. There are also no wild spaces like the meadow and wood locally. The area where the meadow and wood is located is in one of the most unequal areas of the UK and so has the potential to make an impact on the issues associated with inequality, especially child well-being. Some children who use the meadow and wood say that this is the first time they have been outside to play this year, or ever.

Steps to get it done:

  • Lots of volunteers

Location Glasgow

Glasgow has 10 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Meadow and Children's Wood

Council

Glasgow City Council

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