Grassroots Challenge Celebration Event 2018

Grassroots Challenge Youth Forum member and Our Bright Future Evaluation Panel Youth Representative, Arwen Greenwood gives an update on the recent Grassroots Challenge Celebration Event. This year’s Grassroots Challenge celebration event was held on Friday 23 November at the Craigavon Civic Centre and was a brilliant success. This is the second year of the project […]

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How I became an Our Bright Future intern

In August Milly Spencer became the Our Bright Future Intern at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.  Before we begin, introduce yourself! How did Our Bright Future enter your life? My name is Milly, I’m from Manchester and moved here (to Gloucestershire) to study. I recently graduated with a degree in Wildlife Conservation, and have just started this internship at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Our Bright Future […]

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Young people and the environment: we’re celebrating a year of successes!

Policy and Campaigns Manager, Roberta Antonaci gives an update on the Our Bright Future #owningit campaign. With its 31 projects running across the UK, Our Bright Future is creating and improving many places and changing the lives of many young people across the four nations. We have already engaged more than 80,000 young people, breaking […]

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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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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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Wowed in Wales: 2018 Our Bright Future seminar

Last month the 2018 annual Our Bright Future all project seminar took place. Staff and Youth Forum members from across the UK gathered in Cardiff to celebrate the programme, learn from each other and plan ahead. Share Learn Improve Coordinator, Abi Paine shares her experience. Exactly one month to the day that I first started […]

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Supporting and Empowering Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders

Georgina Umney is a participant in Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme 2017-18 ‘One person can make a difference to the world and everyone should try’. This well-meaning quote from J.F. Kennedy is a source of equal inspiration and exasperation to many environmentally conscious young people across Britain. In an interconnected world where news […]

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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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Mocktails, marsh harriers and making plans

John Cave from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders (TNL) project, tells us about this summer’s Youth Summit that they hosted at the Potteric Carr Nature Reserve in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The day had a relaxed atmosphere, with a fantastic range of environmental youth organisations attending, yet a strong passionate message was shared between all […]

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We came together…

Share, Learn Improve Coordinator, Nikki Robinson shares her thoughts on the Our Bright Future all project seminar.  As the sun peeked over the horizon one Tuesday morning in April, all around the UK people were on the move… from Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England they came. From remote rural communities and inner cities almost […]

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How nature helped my Asperger’s

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts. Dara McAnulty, a 12 year old member, shares his story of the impact nature has on his life. There is something we can all learn regarding the impact nature can have on our mental health and wellbeing.  As soon as I was a toddler, my […]

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