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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.

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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!


Speaking Up For Trees and Nature

Enter the competition

Help your pupils find their voice.


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.
Design & TechnologyHealth & WellbeingPast & FutureScience
May 30, 2023

Radishes Radishes Radishes

Today the nursery came to visit the veg patch. It was lovely to see the children looking at the vegetables that they had grown. We talked about planting them a…
BiodiversityPast & Future
May 30, 2023

Looking for nature

Today we decided it was time we checked on how our new Forest sites development has impacted on nature. We decided to do a spot check to see what creatures…
Design & TechnologyHealth & WellbeingScience
May 30, 2023

Fruits of our labour

Today the children had the opportunity to check on the vegetable patch to see how their produce was getting on. We were overjoyed to see that some of the radishes…

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.

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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.

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