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'There is a huge amount of research telling us that the best thing we can do to help our  environment – and navigate the climate crisis – is to rewild our world.'

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Thank you for expressing an interest in the first ever Rewilding Rotherham Awards! 
There is a huge amount of research telling us that the best thing we can do to help our  environment – and navigate the climate crisis – is to rewild our world.

That’s an ambitious  goal and individually, it feels overwhelmingly impossible.

Collectively though, we have the potential to make a genuine difference in Rotherham. Nobody has a greater opportunity to do this than we do.

It is abundantly clear that school staff in Rotherham are passionate about supporting  nature’s recovery. There’s great work happening to support wildlife across our schools, and  this award aims to recognise that! Hopefully, it will also help us to do even more. The great news is that the best way for us to do more… is to do less!
This award is FREE and VERY EASY. Even so, it has the potential to have a big impact on Rotherham’s nature. It will require minimal work, and there aren’t any big portfolios. All it

takes is a quick email to confirm that you’re taking part and another brief email at the end  of the year to tell us what you’ve done. If you’re already doing Eco-Schools or something similar, this can contribute; it really, really, really won’t be any extra work!

Ecology Gardening Tour
Kids Gardening
School Garden
Planting Boxes
Plant Pots
Clover flowers
Daisy field
Summer Meadow Flowers
Spring Meadow Flower
Meadow Field

How does it work? 
Imagine “No Mow May” on a larger scale. The Wilder Rotherham Award will reward schools for allocating a proportion of their available green space for nature, and the easiest way to  do that is to simply let it grow wild.
Throughout the year, we’ll also be offering support to help schools manage their wild space more effectively – e.g. through optional workshops around tree and wildflower selection and creating a school pond. Properly managed wild space is even better for nature than areas that are left to their own devices, but it’s important to remember that to get the award, all you need to do is leave areas to grow. ‘Passive rewilding’ is still far better for nature than close-cropped lawns and school fields

The Levels

Allocate any amount of your available green space for rewilding. Even 1m x 1m will do it. That’s it! Told you it was easy!

Rewilding Rotherham Blog

All the latest news from rewilding projects in your area


How healthy is your meadow


Nature friendly gardening
Actions you can take for wildlife in your garden at home.

Whether you’ve got a windowsill, a small garden or a big piece of land – from building a bug hotel to creating a garden pond – here are some ideas for things you can do to help wildlife.

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