Earlier in the year it was announced that a GCSE in Natural History was being developed to help young people engage with nature. In this video, Charlie highlights the need for this to exist in formal education and the effects it could have on young people.

[Nature is] incredibly relevant to all aspects of everyone’s everyday life. Understanding its importance is crucial for the world’s protection, empowers future generations to be stewards of the environment You need to be self-motivated and/or have the resources available to learn about it yourself, which makes it harder to connect to the environment and promotes the idea that natural history isn’t important.

This piece was created by Charlie Nwanodi on the Keeping It Wild Traineeship with London Wildlife Trust. The traineeship is one strand of the Keeping It Wild ProjectThis project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and this particular activity strand was supported by Tallow Chandlers.