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Living near green spaces raises children's IQ

1st September 2020
Living near green spaces raises children's IQ

Children raised in greener areas have a higher IQ, according to a new study just released. The reasons behind the findings are uncertain but it’s believed that the green spaces encourage lower stress levels, more play and social contact.

“There is more and more evidence that green surroundings are associated with our cognitive function, such as memory skills and attention,” said Tim Nawrot, a professor of environmental epidemiology at Hasselt University in Belgium, where the study was conducted.

When we choose an area to build a new neighbourhood in, we have a long ticklist to complete. Being family friendly, especially as a family business ourselves, is high up that list. For us, that means thinking about what a family wants and needs, including community, good schools, and green spaces to run and play.

We’re proud to say our Field Farm neighbourhood ticks all those boxes, and has a great choice of parks nearby, including Bramcote Park and Woods just down the road, as well as Wollaton Park, Highfields Park AND Attenborough Nature Reserve, all less than 15 minutes’ drive away.

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