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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Bring out the WILD CHILD

The Eastern Moors Partnership are teaming up with other partners to bring free 'Bring out the Wild Child' forums for people working with children and families across Derbyshire and Sheffield.

This September we are inviting people to join us at one of four forums which will include a screening of the much talked about Project Wild Thing film, the chance to learn some wild time activities from the Wildtime App and workshops for sharing ideas and enabling discussions around the main issues preventing children and families from spending time outdoors in nature, and how we might work together to tackle them.  

All forums take place from 1pm-5pm and are FREE.

Thursday 4th September - University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
To book contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188 or email  

Thursday 11th September - University of Derby, Buxton Campus, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY.  To book contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188 or email

Friday 12th September - Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP. 
To book contact Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust on 0114 2634335 or email  

Monday 22nd September - Chesterfield College.  To book contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188 or email

To bring this opportunity to Derbsyhire and Sheffield, we have teamed up with Project Wild Thing, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Derby University, Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire County Council.

David Bond's “Project Wild Thing” film looks at how children are becoming increasingly detached from nature through lack of 'wild play' time. It follows the publication of the Natural Childhood Report by Stephen Moss, commissioned by the National Trust in 2012.  The report and film have sparked the Wild Network campaign which aims to get children and their parents outdoors having fun together in nature through 'wild play'.   More information about ‘Project wild thing’ can be found at:

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