Green Shoots programmes work with young people from S1-S3 providing extra support in a safe, nurturing environment during the school week. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive space for young people to connect with the natural world, themselves and others in a small group setting. Through a range of practical outdoor activities, young people can develop skills that give them the confidence and resilience to deal with a range of life’s challenges.
Green Shoots incorporates wilderness living skills and nature connection techniques to support young people to deepen their connection to the natural world and gain a greater sense of self, nature and an ability to connect with others. Young people work together on practical conservation tasks to build trust, learn new skills and help improve local greenspaces.
Programmes are led by the Green Shoots Project Co-ordinator, Kate Wilkinson, and are supported by adult volunteers. Skilled and experienced leadership promotes teamwork and positive ways of working with others.