3rd Mar, 2021

The Prince of Wales encourages children to take a closer look at nature this Half Term with the #PoWNatureChallenge

Redditch Editorial 16th Feb, 2021 Updated: 16th Feb, 2021

The Prince of Wales is encouraging children to look closer at nature this February Half Term by setting a series of nature-based challenges, in conjunction with his charities and Patronages. 

From now until 20th February, daily tasks will be set via the @Clarencehouse Instagram page and on www.princeofwales.gov.uk. The aim is for each challenge to encourage children and their families to grab their wellies and engage with the Natural World, which is just on their doorsteps.

“It’s at this time of year that all sorts of wonderful things start happening as Nature wakes up the world from its Winter sleep.  Buds on trees will soon become leaves, bulbs will start pushing Spring flowers up through the soil and we’ll soon be hearing the wonderful sound of birdsong every morning.  These things will happen near you, whether you live in a town, or a city or in the countryside.”

– HRH The Prince of Wales

The Prince has teamed up with various nature-based charities of which he is involved, to create a series of nature challenges which will be accessible and achievable to all those wanting to take part, whether you live in a town or the countryside everyone can join in while taking their daily exercise.

All challenges can be carried out locally and any travel should be on foot only.

If you would like to get involved, a challenge will be posted on the @ClarenceHouse Instagram page each day from today until Saturday 20th February.

“It’s so important to spend this time looking at how Nature works – it teaches us how we work too. It makes us realise that if we help Nature thrive by making sure the soil is healthy, that there are trees, that there is birdsong, we thrive too.”

– HRH The Prince of Wales

Participants will be encouraged to follow the hashtag #POWNatureChallenge and share their creative responses throughout the week in the form of drawings, photographs or even poems.

Please send them to us too at this newspaper. We may feature some in the paper and on our social media channels to brighten everyones day.

You can keep up to date with all the challenges by clicking here.

 

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