The Wild Challenge Awards scheme for schools is all about supporting school-based learning through the Outdoor Learning approach (see also Family Learning option). The activities are divided into two sections - Help Nature and Experience Nature.
There are three award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Benefits of Wild Challenge:
Biodiversity will improve in our school and home settings
Wild Challenge is open to all ages and abilities. Mainly designed for primary aged school pupils in mainstream education, it can easily be adapted for Home Educators, pupils with Special Educational Needs and Early Years. A non-school variant of the programme is also available, supporting individual and Family Learning.
To earn each award, complete six activities, made up of three from the Help nature section and three from Experience nature section.
The minimum time for each activity is 30 minutes but they are flexible enough to be extended longer to last a whole afternoon or longer. Therefore, a minimum expected time to complete the Bronze award would be at least 3 hours.
Verification is provided through RSPB. As each activity is complete, a piece of evidence to show that your class has done it, is sent to RSPB for verification. Simply submit a photo of what the children did with a line or two about what they learnt. When enough activities are completed to reach an award, RSPB sends a personalised certificate for each child to celebrate plus an electronic accolade in the form of a dated roundel which you can use on your websites and email footers when you achieve gold.
Case study: RSPB Learning blogs
Provider: RSPB Scotland
Website: Click here
For Ages: under 10 - 14
Time to Complete: 3+ Hours
Type of Involvement:
Meeting Frequency: Weekly, Ad Hoc
Contact Laura Copley on 0131 312 4128, or send an email.