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Article by Caroline Knight | 13th November 2018

Reconnecting Children with Nature

A Kent-wide campaign has been launched to reconnect children with nature. Lost Words Kent aims to put a copy of the award-winning book, The Lost Words, into every Kent primary and special school to help inspire students to see the beauty of the county in their learning.

The Lost Words by nature writer, Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed illustrator, Jackie Morris, was created after the Junior Oxford Dictionary excluded a variety of words relating to the natural environment. Words like adder and acorn, dandelion and kingfisher were cut because they didn’t make the grade for the algorithm that calculates the most popular words in children’s daily language.

The campaign, which runs until 15th November, aims to raise £6,100 through crowd-funding to give a copy of The Lost Words and its teaching resources to each one of Kent’s 504 primary and special schools. For more information, visit lostwordkent.wordpress.com

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