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The main themes of our work and some of our most important initiatives
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Groundwork helps young
people to take an active role in their schools and communities by providing a range of
learning experiences linked to the environment, which can
also have positive effects on their confidence and
We provide a range
of projects and
services for both primary and secondary schools which help
young people develop an understanding of their influence on the
planet, and often gets them outdoors exploring the local natural
We work with secondary
schools to provide alternative
curriculum activities, providing 'at risk' young people with
positive experiences, allowing them to build skills and
move forward with education or training.
For unemployed young
people who are outside the formal education system we provide
programmes of training to
build their skills and experience and help them into
For more information,
please see examples of previous projects
below, plus you
can download our Young
Will Gore, Senior Climate Change
0113 238 email@example.com
Location: Leeds Chop n Go is an enterprise run by 16-18 year olds who make and sell products from recycled and sustainably sourced wood, learning all about business in the process.
Location: Bramley Primary School, Leeds Groundwork worked with children and parents to build a cob oven as part of the school gardening area. This was run as an after school extracurricular activity to bring parents into the school community.
Location: Leeds The Junior Wardens project has given young people from Halton Moor the chance to get involved with environmental issues in their local area, as well as build confidence and team-working skills.
Location: Calder Homes Park, Hebden Bridge A valued facility, this skate park had become a victim of its own success due to wear and tear and overcrowding. It was therefore altered to cater for the large number of young people wanting to use the facility, and for different skateboarding abilities.
Location: Keighley Groundwork worked with 200 pupils from Long Lee Primary School to explore how the curriculum could be taught outside, and investigate the benefits of outdoor learning.
Location: Leeds Pupils from Little London Primary School in Leeds design their own 'sustainable spaces'!
Location: Keighley CU In The Wild encourages pupils to explore their school grounds and local green spaces, using GPS technology and geocaching
Location: Leeds Groundwork worked with People Matters to deliver a three-year programme of green volunteering opportunities for young people in Leeds and Bradford.