Froglife’s Green Pathways scheme encourages young people to take part in positive activities linked to conservation and the environment in their local community. This innovative project is based in Peterborough and is supported by BBC Children in Need. Due to its outstanding success, the project also expanded to Glasgow and Kirklees.
The idea behind the project is to use the outdoors to help young people manage difficulties in their lives whilst improving green spaces for wildlife and people. We work on young people’s confidence, social skills and behaviour and at the same time improve their knowledge of the environment, enjoyment of the outdoors and transferable conservation skills. Throughout the years, Green Pathways has been supported mainly by Children in Need, but also with the help of smaller, local grants.
Green Pathways for Life is an exciting project working with people living with dementia in Glasgow, and in Frome, Somerset. The projects deliver practical and educational outdoor activities to improve local green spaces for wildlife, encouraging people living with dementia as well as their carers and family members to positively engage with the outdoors and work with individuals to overcome the barriers that may be preventing them from accessing the outdoors. Our initial Glashow Green Pathways for Life was supported with an award from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery. Further details are listed on the project pages.
For information on Froglife’s other education projects, click here.