The Young Tree Champion programme supports hundreds of schools from across the UK to embark on impactful nature-learning projects, connecting teachers and students to trees and nature and helping them develop the knowledge, skills and tools they need to stand up and protect our planet.
Get the latest from the programme
Nominate your Young Tree Champion Junior Ambassadors
Take the lead in protecting the planet
We’re looking for creative and talented young people to be part of our new ambassador programme. Ambassadors will recieve training and support so they can champion their schools Young Tree Champion project!
Book your ticket to watch the Force for Nature Festival Premiere
The Force for Nature Festival Premiere this year is coming to you from Birmingham Botanical Gardens. With awards, fun interactive activities and a one off performance by Benjamin Haycock and globally renowned artist Rachel Gadsden
Read about the incredible activities our Young Tree Champion schools have been up to.
Why does Young Tree Champions matter?
Health and Well being
58% of under-18s said their mental health was poor or very poor, MIND report. At least 74% of children play outside for less than an hour a day.
Knowledge, skills gap, awareness
The learning gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is 46% bigger than it was a year earlier. National Foundation for Educational Research.
Equality and inclusion
Climate and nature crises impacts the youngest the most, children have the least say and influence on government policy.
Changing climate and biodiversity loss
3 trillion trees cut down.
Thank you to our programme partner M&G plc
Thank you, to our partners M&G plc and supporting organisations Eco-schools, Speakers Trust, Forest Schools Association, Learning Through Landscapes and the University of Derby.