Let’s Learn Moor: The UK’s Largest Upland Classroom Returns

A group of children listening to a lesson in a grouse moor

Taking place from 5-9 July 2021, Let’s Learn Moor is Britain’s largest upland educational experience. This year’s renewal will see thousands of school children spending a day out on their local moor, incorporating 12 sites throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Let’s Learn Moor is delivered by BASC in partnership with a range of regional and national organisations, all of whom have a role to play in managing Britain’s moorland.  First started in 2017, the initiative has been widely praised and has received cross party support.

Educating and inspiring

Primary school children will be given the opportunity to experience and learn about the upland working environment from farmers, gamekeepers, alongside teams from local fire, police and mountain rescue.  The event is further supported by representatives from conservation organisations and national park authorities.

Part-funded by BASC legacy funding, the day is free to all schools involved, ensuring that there are no financial barriers to participation.  The overarching aim of the initiative is to educate children about the complexity and special qualities of upland habitats, but also for the open space to capture their imagination, allowing them to feel like it is somewhere that is available and accessible to them.

Want to know more?  Read our blog from BASC’s uplands officer and Let’s Learn Moor coordinator, Gareth Dockerty, here.