High Weald Heroes (HWH) is a primary school education programme which aims to connect children with their local landscape heritage, increasing their sense of place and enabling them and the wider school community to learn about, value, access and care for the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The programme is based around a concept, ‘High Weald Heroes’ and 5 actions: Find Out About, Explore, Take Care of, Be Proud of and Enjoy. The actions are proactive and non-prescriptive leaving teachers and pupils room for discussion and creativity in their achievement. There are currently 80 High Weald Hero schools, 50 of which have developed Welly Walks (circular walks from the school gate).
The Bowland Award
The Bowland Award, a hen harrier sculpture in bronze, is awarded annually for the best project, best practice or outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Award is one of our ways of acknowledging the tireless work of people who contribute to making the UK’s AONBs wonderful places to visit, live and work in. Each year we look for a person or a group of people for whom sharing, learning, inspiring is a way of life and who have made an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of AONBs.