Bring back our Wild Words! Put nature words back into the Oxford Junior Dictionary
“A” is for acorn, “B” for buttercup and “C” for conker. Well, they used to be… The Oxford Junior Dictionary went and took them out. Blackberry replaced blackberry. No more Poppy, bye bye Pansy. And while Dandelion and Ivy are out, flip-charts and spreadsheets are in...
Nearly 50 nature words have gone, watch the film and check them all out.
We need nature words back! We need children to UNDERSTAND nature. We need kids to love nature. AND NATURE NEEDS KIDS. This is our message to The Oxford Junior Dictionary.
Bring back our #wildwords!
We are the The Wild Network. We are a people-powered movement of thousands of organisations and individuals who believe in a free-range, outdoor childhood and the benefits of time spent outside: Wild Time.
But what hope have we got if we lose the language of nature? What chance is there if wild words become extinct? Kids need to know what to call those things out there, you know, the plants and the trees. And Parsnips. They might even grow to like them, one day!
Join us. Sign the petition, pass it on to parents, friends and schools and clubs. Then please hop over to our website and join our campaign for #wildtime at projectwildthing.com
See you outside!
- Oxford University Press
Put nature words back into the Oxford Junior Dictionary
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