Naturally Healthy Devon Schools


The Naturally Healthy Devon Schools project is extending the work of the Natural Connections Demonstration Project into East Devon, North Devon and Torridge, with an additional focus on the health benefits learning in the natural environment (LINE) can provide. This is thanks to support from DESWG [Devon Education for Sustainability Working Group], CRPE Devon, Natural England and Plymouth University.

The project aims to encourage school aged children to regularly interact with Devon’s natural environment in order to improve their health and wellbeing, by engaging in LINE as an integral part of the curriculum.

Louise Graham from Natural Learning is leading the project in North Devon and Torridge and Alex Turner and Meg Knowles are leading the project in East Devon. Please get in touch for more information.

Read the final report for the Naturally Healthy Devon Schools project

Download and share summary infographics of the project:

Take a look at a presentation summarising some of the key findings from the project

To find out more information and to receive NHD Schools updates, please contact:

Alex Turner (East Devon):


Luke Graham  (North Devon and Torridge):nllogonew2015vsml

Website links: Natural Learning

Louise Graham  (North Devon and Torridge):

Website links:  Natural LearningTamar Lake Forest School Website 

Participating Schools in North Devon and Torridge:

  • South Molton Community Primary
  • North Molton School
  • Bishops Nympton  School
  • East Anstey Primary School
  • Filleigh Community Primary School
  • Chittlehampton C of E Primary School
  • Pilton Bluecoat Junior School
  • Brayford Primary School
  • Umberleigh School
  • Bradworthy Primary Academy
  • Atlantic Coast Community Trust
  • Atlantic Coast Community Trust
  • Woolsery Primary
  • Hartland Primary
  • Budehaven Community School
  • Route 39
  • Lifton Community Primary School
  • Woolsery Primary School –  Also visit Woolsery’s fantastic Forest School Blog!

Case Study: South Molton Natural Connections

Read the final report on the Natural Connections Demonstration Project, 2012-2016. This report was commissioned and published by Natural England, and was contracted by the University of Plymouth.