News: Schools Encouraged to Celebrate Mud, Glorious Mud!

It’s time to put on your wellies, splash about in puddles and make the most of the great outdoors thanks to a week celebrating a real British institution. Mud.

The first ever British Mud Week will be held from June 23-29, coinciding with the biggest mudfest of them all, Glastonbury.

But while tens of thousands of music lovers will be braving the conditions at the much-loved music festival in Somerset, others are being encouraged to grab a buddy and get muddy themselves.

Supporter, Damian Lockley, said:

“As a keen mountain biker I really appreciate how fun messing about in the mud can be.

“Too many of us take nature for granted these days and we need to remind ourselves why we love it so much. British Mud Week is a way of embracing the outdoors and teaching our children that getting dirty can be much more fun than staying indoors and playing on a computer.”

Schools are also being encouraged to celebrate Mud Week, with a downloadable pack full of ideas for teachers available online (click here to view).

Extreme mud lovers can even sign up to one of the UK’s toughest challenges, with the six mile endurance challenge Oblivion Mud Runner being held in Herefordshire during the week.

Mr Lockley added:

“There are so many ways people can get involved and they don’t have to do anything extreme.  The week should be good fun and hopefully lots of people will embrace the idea.”

For more information about British Mud Week and details of how you can get involved visit www.britishmudweek.co.uk or follow @BritishMudWeek on Twitter.

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