2nd January 2022

Wildlife Trust’s childrens’ outdoors scheme supported by HiB

Funds donated by HiB have been given to encourage children’s learning in the great outdoors. More than £4,900 was donated to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildplay scheme, which gives youngsters the opportunity to learn and play safely in and around nature. Money donated by HiB will go towards the running of afterschool and lunchtime clubs which will offer children a range of activities to encourage outdoor play and an understanding of environmental and nature issues.

A spokesperson for the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust said: “Wildplay clubs are a series of after school and lunchtime clubs offered to children in school which will give them the opportunity to play outdoors and take part in activities such as den building, bug hunting, campfire cooking and natural crafts. We will be there to encourage, inspire and support them through learning safe ways to play outside in nature. Children will be able to take home their ideas and experiences, and share Wildplay at home, and at locals parks and greenspaces with their friends and families.”

Money donated to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust was given as part of HiB’s partnership with the Community Foundation for Staffordshire. The foundation helps to put businesses in contact with local projects and charitable organisations that need funding.

The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust carries out conservation projects all over the county and manages 30 nature reserves for the benefit of wildlife and people, totalling almost 3,799 acres. For more information about the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust visit https://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/

For more information about the Community Foundation for Staffordshire visit https://staffordshire.foundation/