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Education and Learning Team – who we work with and why

We keep the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our work, through ensuring we intentionally reach out to our under-served groups and work collaboratively to co-create and co-lead with people and communities with lived experiences.

We aim to work with diversity; by engaging with every characteristic trait of people, including the protected class identities; race, gender, sexuality, age, disabilities and differing mental health conditions.

We aim to work with inclusion; by creating a space where people feel they can safely express themselves, bring their ideas to the table and feel valued. We aim for everyone to feel that their lived experience matters.

We aim to work with equity; by recognising individuals and groups who have systematically or historically been excluded and marginalised and work with and engage with them in our work.

We know that children and young people; individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds; people with disabilities or mental or physical health conditions and people experiencing economic or social disadvantage are less likely to visit green spaces and without our support may never experience the benefits to health and well-being that comes from spending time in our National Parks. Through our commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion these are the groups we work with through our programmes of supported visits and training.