Bill Bryson, Carol Vorderman and others call to increase school visits to National Parks
17 celebrities including award winning writer Bill Bryson, Gordon Buchanan, Carol Vorderman and Caroline Quentin have come together to call for urgent action to get more school children into the National Parks.
The well-known names signed an open letter organised by Campaign for National Parks, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Open Spaces Society, Ramblers and the YHA.
The Westminster Government has an explicit goal to double the number of young people experiencing National Parks. On the 70th anniversary of National Parks the celebrities and organisations feel it is urgent that government keeps this promise.
Broadcaster Stuart Maconie, signatory to the letter as well as president of the Ramblers, said: “Being able to get out and about in the National Parks really can make a huge difference. Inspiring young people and giving them a love for getting outdoors will create a generation that wants to protect these incredible landscapes for the future and will benefit their future mental and physical well being, helping them to thrive.”
The above has been extracted from the latest CNP newsletter which you can read in full HERE.