We are delighted to have been able to sponsor the Coast Care Young Rangers project, over two years since the project began. The amazing young 'recruits' have recently completed their first year of exciting activities on this amazing coast.
Activities ranged from learning about the coast, visiting the Farne Islands, learning bush-craft skills, scuba diving and rockpooling to finding out about the work of the Coastguard as well as having an introduction to first aid.
All of the Young Rangers also received their Discovery John Muir Award at an awards ceremony with Coast Care staff and their family and friends, which we were delighted to host here at St Cuthbert’s House. Here are a couple of photos from that fun afternoon, complete with awards, presentations - and lots of lovely food!
Jane Smith, from the Seahouses Development Trust, said: “All too often, young people receive a negative press, so it is wonderful that this project gives them a chance to make a difference. As our coastal environment falls under increasing pressure, each and every one of them can be proud that they really are helping to preserve the area for everybody to enjoy.”
Anna Chouler, Coast Care officer, said it was great to see youngsters helping to protect the coastline. She added: “I am so excited to be working with our local young people to help encourage a passion for conservation."
The second year of Young Ranger activities will be starting in September with the programme offering young people, aged between 13 and 19, a great opportunity to learn about the north Northumberland coast including its wildlife, castles and ancient archaeology. And we feel very privileged to be able to play a small part in making it happen!