Stomping Grounds Forest School North East CIC
The youth leaders undergo leadership development training with our specialist, developing their skills and confidence prior to delivering 6 weeks of forest school sessions to other young people.
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About this cause
We exist to transform people’s physical and mental health in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the North East, and to increase their connection to their local environment and communities. We do this by providing outdoor education, forest school and family days. Our main site is Dukes Hagg Wood in Prudhoe, where we engage people from the nearby villages and across Newcastle/Gateshead.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Youth Leader participants gain advanced leadership skills, and results from our pilot showed that through delivering sessions to their peers from the surrounding villages, participants gain team-working and communication skills whilst establishing new social networks. They work together to improve their local green spaces, gaining a shared responsibility and learning about the important ecosystem.