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Children will learn about biodiversity and nature in schools, and perhaps gain new green spaces in the playground, thanks to a new partnership between the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the Natural History Museum (NHM) and the government.

The plan is for students to map out the biodiversity in their schools and add it to a nationwide database, as well as supporting teachers to develop curriculum-based climate education resources and lesson plans.

Schools without green space could be eligible for funding to create some for students to study.

The exact amount of funding has not yet been agreed, but a spokesperson for the Department for Education said there would be opportunities for a mix of government funding and corporate sponsorship.

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