Shire horses, bunting and a derelict car park; how the Urban Rangers are making London a little wilder

Catherine, the Our Bright Future Youth Forum member from the National Trust Green Academies Project, updates on the Urban Rangers activities. Urban Rangers is a group for 14-20 year olds that meet twice a week at the National Trust’s Morden Hall Park. They learn practical conservation skills and gain accredited courses. It is part of […]

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What’s coppicing all about?

Rachel Bush, Education and Wellbeing Officer at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust explains why the young people at the Milestones project are cutting down trees.  ‘We don’t care about the cold, we’ll keep on coppicing no matter what the weather is.’ Now that the colder, darker days of the winter months are a distant memory and spring […]

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Becoming a beekeeping tutor

From volunteer to Our Bright Future Youth Ambassador to qualified beekeeping tutor, Rachel shares her experiences as part of the BEE You Project at Blackburne House.   Blood rushed to my face and burnt under my cheeks. Every ounce of my energy I put into holding back the tears I felt building. Ten pairs of […]

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Our Bright Future Youth Forum meet-up

On Saturday 3 February 2018 Youth Forum members from Our Bright Future projects across the country met in York. Aaron Wheeler was one of them. Here’s his story…  Hey guys, my name is Aaron Wheeler. Not Alan, Darren or even Karen…as I’ve been called on the phone before! I’m 24 and I’m involved in a […]

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Blogmas 3: Easy #OwningIt ideas

Award winning teenage blogger, Zach Haynes, has joined the #OurBrightFuture #OwningIt campaign. Here’s what he’s up to…  For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Zach! I live in North Yorkshire which makes me quite lucky as I have lots of countryside that I can explore. That’s great for me as I have a […]

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Blogmas 1: Why I’m #OwningIt with #OurBrightFuture

Merry Christmas everyone! To celebrate the festive season, we are embracing ‘blogmas’ and will be having not one, not two but three blogs this month. One per week leading up to the big day. Each of them is written by a young person who it taking part in the #OurBrightFuture #OwningIt campaign and taking action […]

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