Matthews (Sussex) Limited were delighted to attend the Sussex Wildlife Trust (#sussexwildlifetrust) launch of Rewild A Child (#rewildachild) this inspiring teaching scheme is to reengage children with the countryside and nature not only in Sussex, but also Surrey, Kent, Essex, London, Hampshire and the other home counties. Due to the works undertaken by Matthews (Sussex) Limited and the potential impact in and around the Sussex towns of Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath, Brighton and Horsham by one of the largest muck away fleets in Sussex, we were delighted to get on board with this scheme. Demolition and muck away has such huge potential to impact on our children’s natural surroundings, that’s why Matthews (Sussex)Limited have chosen to support the Sussex Wildlife Trust and their activities for the foreseeable future.
Children’s contact with the natural world is in decline. Only 10% of children now spend time in wild places, compared to 40% of their parents when they were young.
The increase in screen time, the pressures of school work, parental fears and a decrease in accessible green space have all contributed to a decline in ‘wildplay’, leaving our children divorced from nature in their formative years.
If children continue to be disconnected from nature they will not value and care for it in the future. Children who spend less time in nature also suffer in their health and wellbeing and miss out on opportunities to develop physically and mentally.
We’re working to make nature a part of growing up again. From imaginative play in woodlands to pond-dipping and getting wet and muddy, this builds confident, healthy and happy children and makes a connection with nature that can last a lifetime.
Rewild a Child is a unique opportunity to help Sussex Wildlife Trust provide activities for local children in Sussex to explore the outdoors, learn new skills and try something different.
For more info visit www.matthewsgroup.co.uk