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Information for pupils

How will I know if I have been selected? 

Your teacher will tell you, and will give you an information sheet for your parents, and one for you. The information sheet will invite you to take part.

Why have I been selected?

You have been selected by your school because you will be involved in outdoor learning activities. You are one of 30 pupils to be selected in your school and one of many across the country.

What will I have to do?

If you are in Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4: you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire about your relationships at school and at home, and how you feel about nature and the environment. You will be asked to complete this questionnaire at the start of the programme (in Summer Term 2020), and again at the end (in Summer Term 2021). It should take about 30 minutes to complete.

In some schools, 5-7 pupils will be invited to take part in a group discussion to find out what they think about outdoor learning activities. A researcher will also observe an outdoor learning activity.

If you are in Year 7 or above, in a special school or an alternative provision institution: 5-7 pupils will be asked to take part in a group discussion, to find out what they think about the outdoor learning activities. A NatCen researcher will also observe an outdoor learning activity. You will be informed if you are selected for these research activities.

What if I don’t want to take part?

You should read the information sheet to decide if you want to take part.

If you don’t want to take part, you can:

  • Tell your parent / carer: they will inform your school
  • OR: Tell your teacher.

You do not have to take part in the evaluation – it is up to you and your parent / carer. If you decide not to take part in the evaluation, you can still be involved in Nature Friendly Schools outdoor learning activities.

What if I do want to take part?

You should read the information sheet to decide if you want to take part.

If you do want to take part – tell your parent / carer, and they will follow the instructions on the information sheet you gave them.

How will you deal with my personal information?

Your answers will be used for research only, and not be shared with your school or anyone else. We will treat information collected about you in the strictest confidence under the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and GDPR. You can find out more about our credentials and who we are here and how we protect your personal information here.

Where can I find out more?

If you have any questions, you can contact us via 0207 549 7017 (during office hours), or via email: Evaluation_NFS@natcen.ac.uk