Let’s Learn Moor: Upland classroom returns for 2021

Dawn mist over the North York Moors national park
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Dawn mist over the North York Moors national park Credit: Danielrao/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Let’s Learn Moor provides thousands of children with the chance to learn about the working environment of the British Uplands

Let’s Learn Moor, the largest upland educational experience in the UK, has been scheduled for the week commencing 5 July 2021.

Taking place simultaneously over 12 sites across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Let’s Learn Moor provides thousands of children with an opportunity to experience and learn about the working environment of the British uplands, and the free sessions ensure there is no financial barrier to learning about the countryside.

The experience will see children be given talks by farmers, gamekeepers, regional fire, police and mountain rescue teams, as well as from conservation organisations and national park authorities.

Gareth Dockerty, Let’s Learn Moor co-ordinator and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) uplands officer, said: “We are delighted to be in a position to launch Let’s Learn Moor 2021.

“With the Covid-pandemic impacting a generation of children’s education, this year’s event is essential for rebuilding what has been lost. As well as being a working environment, our uplands allow people space to breathe and think, exactly what is required following numerous lockdowns.

“We are working closely with Countryside Learning to create an event for local schools to look forward to after the missing out last year. The day is free to all schools involved ensuring there are no financial barriers to learning.”

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Tina Brough, North York Moors Moorland Organisation co-ordinator, said: “We are so proud that we hosted the first Let’s Learn Moor event back in 2017. Together with BASC and the other partners, the gamekeepers are always excited to be part of the day and are rightly proud of the landscape they help protect.

“It is amazing to see more and more events across the UK, enabling more children than ever to experience the wonders of the uplands.”

Initiated through BASC legacy funding, Let’s Learn Moor has provided over 5,000 children the opportunity to experience and learn about the British uplands since 2017.

This year’s events are scheduled in the North Yorks Moors National Park, Nidderdale AONB, North Pennines National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Peak District National Park, Forest of Bowland AONB, Cumbria, North Wales and Northern Ireland.