WATCH AS EXCITED STEPPING STONES STUDENTS QUESTION CHRIS PACKHAM ON CONSERVING NATURE
Posted on: 28th October 2020.
Students at Stepping Stones had a Q&A with Chris Packham during the Big Butterfly Count.
The excited students wrote their own questions for the nature presenter and learned about conserving nature and different species of butterflies and other insects.
Stepping Stones School at Undershaw is an aspirational special needs school developed through funding from the DFN Foundation, which was the co-sponsor of this year’s Big Butterfly Count.
The grounds of Stepping Stones School at Undershaw includes a Forest School which occupies a small area of woodland facilitating lessons set in nature for lower school class groups and therapy sessions for upper school students.
The natural environment setting means that nature plays a big part in the lessons, as being immersed in nature is hugely beneficial for children and young people with learning disabilities and autism, and a great way of releasing energy through low impact actions, decreasing sensitivity to stimuli, improving co-ordination and increasing activity levels.
During the Q and A, the nature presenter was quizzed about different species of butterfly, the lifespan of the insects, and the butterfly’s importance in nature.
Chris Packham has also praised the therapeutic benefits that comes from interacting with nature for people with learning disabilities and autism.
Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/467347933/c111204b6b