4.2 Young People & Heritage

This project has developed a series of sub projects to connect young people to the other projects in the Scheme area.

Helping young people and families to increase their enjoyment and understanding of local heritage, improving skills and future employment choices by:

  • Enjoying and learning about the countryside
  • Enhance career prospects by gaining recognised awards
  • Making realistic connections between the landscape, skills and livelihoods
  • Connecting the landscape and its people, wildlife and activities with the school curriculum

By:

  • A ‘one stop shop’ with a menu of options for schools, including practical, conservation and creative activities, building relationships with schools, and creating new ideas together
  • Conservation task days, part of Europarc Youth Rangers
  • Helping young people achieve the internationally recognised John Muir Award
  • Family activities having fun in the countryside, such as mountain biking, wild camping, dark skies, foraging, living history and myths and legends
  • ‘People in the landscape’ photography competition
  • Link schools with local sites and farms, connecting food production (wild and farmed) with use of that food
  • Sense of Place training for youth leaders, youth-focused businesses, pony clubs, YFC etc

Young Rangers
Autumn 2016 saw the start of the Stiperstones & Corndon Young Ranger programme.  15 young people, aged 11 and over, signed up to the 10 outdoor activity sessions.  These range from practical conservation tasks and wildlife surveys to survival skills and outdoor adventures.  This summer, two of our Young Rangers joined the Europarc International Junior Ranger Camp in Switzerland. They were one of 14 delegations from 10 different European Countries to attend.  The Camp focused on the role that we all play for nature protection, as users and conservationists.

For more information contact Jon Bielstein.