Young Natural Ambassadors
Thanks to a generous benefactor The Sustainability Centre in East Meon is delighted to be able to offer a young person the chance to gain experience of traditional crafts and outdoor skills such as bushcraft, nature conservation, green woodworking, botany, coppicing or woodland management, which can then be used to further career prospects, as part of our ‘Young Natural Ambassadors Award’
The Bursary-holder will also receive support and development sessions designed to help them sustain their progress beyond the year of the Bursary. It will teach a range of different skills from bushcraft and conservation to ancient saxon crafts.
Formal qualifications are not required, however applicants must have an interest in the ‘outdoors’. They will also need a desire to further their experience in this area, with a potential view to developing a career using these skills.
Applicants must be aged between 14 and 21 living within 30 miles of the centre.
We have a fantastic track record of providing hands-on learning and working with hard-to-reach young people, or those who struggle in a more formal setting and helping them to turn their lives around. The ‘Young Natural Ambassadors Award’ takes this to the next level by offering one young person 18 sessions of one-on-one skills and personal development tailored to their needs, aspirations and interests.
"This has been an unforgettable experience. I have had lots of fun and learned so many things. Over the year I have learned about woodcraft, whittling and more. Getting to learn and experience these things has been made all the more special by the amazing people teaching me."
JAKE, OUR RECENT YOUNG NATURAL AMBASSADOR