Pilot scheme to enrich young lives - Durham Wildlife Trust

Pupils from ten schools in the North-East will be working with Durham Wildlife Trust to access life-enriching opportunities.

Durham Wildlife Trust is one of 14 organisations chosen to deliver a UK wide pilot scheme enabling thousands of school children to participate in high-quality enrichment activities, including outdoor experiences, volunteering, sports, and arts.

The Enrichment Partnerships Pilot is being overseen by the National Citizen Service, and The Duke of Edinburgh Award, on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Department for Education.

The year-long pilot is focusing on marginalised young people in targeted areas of England, with Durham Wildlife Trust commissioned to work with ten Secondary schools in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

To help overcome financial barriers facing local families, bursaries will be provided for 1,000 young people in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Students, as well as teachers, will be involved in designing the project, giving them a strong voice in the experiences and activities on offer, and how to overcome barriers.

A range of activities and taster sessions are to be organised, and a series of Teacher and student consultation events will be announced soon.

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Posted On: 11/03/2024

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