Thanks to transport funded by SYCET, a group of twenty-four Primary 3 children from Inch View Primary School enjoyed a trip to Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve in Fife. For many of the pupils with limited access to the outdoors, this was a rare opportunity to play and learn in the countryside.
Nicolle Hamilton from BASC, who accompanied the children on the day said,
“Playing and learning outdoors is a fundamental part of growing up that increasing numbers of young people are missing out on. The health and wellbeing benefits of reconnecting with nature are undisputed and the Trust is delighted to have been able to facilitate this opportunity for the children.”
Cara Richardson, Chairman of SYCET said,
“It’s brilliant to see children benefitting from the work of SYCET. We have fundraising events coming up in the future to ensure more children have these opportunities. Equally, if anyone knows children who would benefit from the Trust, we would urge them to get in touch.”
Allie Davidson from Inch View Primary School said:
“I am very thankful to SYCET for the opportunity they helped to support and provide for the children in my class. The experience at Tentsmuir beach was an excellent example of in-school learning linking to life in the outside world and the natural environment. As a teacher, watching the children who play on a concrete playground every day rushing excitedly towards the woods and then the beach truly warmed my heart. The benefits of this trip will be felt by these children for months to come and being a part of it has certainly benefitted myself and the other adults that volunteered on that lovely day”.