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The value of access to the natural environment in early years learning is widely acknowledged. For schools with very little outside space, providing pupils with sufficient opportunity for outdoor learning can be very challenging.

The value of access to the natural environment in early years learning is widely acknowledged. For schools with very little outside space, providing pupils with sufficient opportunity for outdoor learning can be very challenging.

A Greenroof shelter from Verdant Bridge with a raised pond to take run-off from the roof and raised planters featuring different habitats such as woodland, meadow, wetland and brownfield environments provides enormous potential for close up study, and offers a genuinely “green” choice for the next canopy or play equipment purchase you might be considering.

What is biodiversity and how do we teach its value to the oncoming generation? It is the whole of the natural world with which we share the planet. It includes plants, animals, even invisible micro-organisms which interact to create living eco-systems.

If children can experience varied eco-systems in the small spaces around the school day-by-day, then it reminds them that nature and the built environment can, and indeed must, exist side-by-side.

By making your next shelter a Greenroof one, you could be enhancing biodiversity at your school at the same time as building on the excitement children derive from interacting with wildlife and natural materials.


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