Natural Childhood – National Trust Report

27 06 2012

This report by Stephen Moss for the National Trust presents compelling evidence that we as a nation, and especially our children, are exhibitng the symptoms of a modern phenomenon known as ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’.  The report looks at what this disorder is costing us, why it is proving so difficult to reverse, and gathers current thinking on what we must do to eliminate it, before opening up the question to the nation for consideration.

Drawing from Richard Louv’s seminal book ‘Last Child in the woods’ published in 2005, this report makes interesting reading and is linked to the concepts of outdoor play, Forest School, risk-benefit considerations, community cohesion and is a call to action.  The report can be downloaded from the National Trust Website.

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