A KINVER school will be hosting a free screening of a film which aims to reconnect young people with the outdoors.

The National Trust, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have been working together to host a showing of Project Wild Thing at Edgecliff High School on Thursday May 22.

David Bond, star of the film, said: “Community screenings of documentaries are a rare thing in the UK. Getting a group of friends, neighbours or colleagues together to watch Project Wild Thing is a great way to spark off conversations and inspire people to get kids outdoors.

"Our children have never been more disconnected from the natural world. It's making them unhealthier, unhappier and less adventurous. Project Wild Thing is about inspiring the explorers and naturalists of the future, encouraging families to get of the sofa and out into the wild.”

The film is part of a campaign supported by The Wild Network which calls on people to swap at least 30 minutes screen time for ‘wild time’ every day.

Roger Pannell, volunteer at the National Trust in Kinver and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, said: “The film is so inspiring to us parents, grandparents and teachers just giving ideas about how we can easily make some time to get outside and have fun.”

The film will be screened at 7.30pm in the lecture theatre at the Enville Road school. Doors open at 7pm. Free car parking is available in the school car park.

There is no need to book but people can contact Roger Pannell on 01384 872828 or at email rogerwdpannell@gmail.com with any queries.