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Kids across the country receive waterproofs and wellies to aid outdoor learning
SCHOOLS across Britain have been provided with kits of waterproof clothing and wellington boots as part of a scheme to aid outdoor learning.
The project by The Outdoor Guide (TOG) Foundation aims to raise £5 million to provide every state primary school with 10 sets of high-quality outdoors kits, consisting of a waterproof jacket, trousers and wellies, over the next six years.
The project was launched by TV presenter Gemma Hunt from CBeebies in Bristol last year and has reached 140 schools so far.
There are over 20,000 primary schools where several families do not have easy access to the right clothing to enjoy the outdoors because they live below the poverty line, according to government figures.
TOG co-founder Gina Bradbury Fox said: “Lack of access to weatherproof clothing is a real barrier for children engaging in outdoor learning.