City Leaders Keeping It Wild – Update

We’ve partnered with London Youth and London Wildlife Trust to embark on an inclusive social action project called City Leaders Keeping it Wild. City Leaders Keeping it Wild bring young people and conservation sectors together to provide exciting opportunities for young people to engage with and protect London’s wild spaces.

During October 2018 half term, a group of our young people took part in ‘Wild Action Days’ held at Woodberry Wetlands, a London Wildlife Trust’s site. The young people were introduced to local wild species, their habitats and gave them a taste of urban conservation. Watch the video below for a further glimpse of our visit to Woodberry Wetlands, courtesy of London Wildlife Trust.

Mary’s have five young members that have been researching, exploring and designing a project plan that will make a positive impact on the natural environment within our centre. Their project plan is to build a small community garden in the narrow passageway at the back of St Mary’s Neighbourhood centre for all users to enjoy. The young members plans are to reuse old tyres and transform them into hanging planters to grow plants and herbs.  

On Tuesday 12th March, Mary’s Youth Club members pitched their project idea to London Youth and London Wildlife Trust’s representative, and were pleased to be awarded £400 to construct their community garden.

Congratulations on the amazing work! We look forward to seeing the community garden come to life.

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