This event has come about as a reaction to the current culture of MORE, and is inspired by the efforts of The Centre for Confidence and Well-being who are leading the way on educating the public about the downsides of materialism  – see here. The event is also inspired by various different strands of research and thinking into the impact of nature on child well-being.  For example, the recent National Trust report showed that fewer than one in ten children play regularly in wild places and this decline in outdoor experiences is taking it’s toll on children and young people- see here.   The event will take place in North Kelvinside, in Glasgow, as a way of brining families within the community together, to meet one another and to find out more about what they can do to counteract the damaging effects of materialism. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t live in the area.  The event will have a strong experiential element with workshops for all the family including young children and teenagers; learning some nature skills like building dens and environmental art. This interactive element was inspired by the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re eleven and three quarters; the list emerged from the National Trust in response to their report, mentioned earlier! – see here


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