Welcome to the youth pages!
Here you will find information about what the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme can offer you, the young people of the area. The activities and groups listed here are aimed at people between the ages of 14 and 25, and has something for everyone.
What do we offer youth groups/schools/uniformed groups?
- Bushcraft activities – try your hand at firelighting, den building, natural art or survival skills!
- Forest School – a longer term programme of exploration and free time in a woodland setting.
- John Muir Award – a national award, open to everyone, aimed at exploring our local wild spaces.
- Work experience – keen on getting experience in conservation, or understanding how a wildlife charity works? We work with colleges and training providers to offer practical conservation work experience. Improve your physical skills, teamwork, communication and much more!
- Activities on your local nature reserves, or at our Hams Hall centre.
So what has the youth project achieved so far?
- 33 John Muir Awards achieved in 2017.
- Over 500 young people involved with the youth project so far.
- Over 700 hours of conservation volunteering given by young people across the scheme area (this equals 100 days!)
- Regular sessions with existing youth groups, exploring local nature reserves, learning outdoor skills and getting some hands on experiences with nature and wildlife.
- Regular contact with NCS Uprising in Tamworth. The National Citizen Service is a fantastic project running across the country, and we are lucky enough to be involved in the Tamworth groups! We provide sessions for the Skills Development Phase, allowing participants to see what kind of community work already exists in Tamworth
- One-off sessions for youth groups. Teambuilding, communication games, bushcraft skills – you name it, we can provide it!
Below you will find information on our achievements to date, photos of what we get up to, and info on how to get involved!