Endeavour and Peak District National Park team up to teach heritage skills

14 Nov 2017

We are thrilled to announce the launching of ‘Our Endeavour’, a brand new project in partnership with the Peak District National Park and funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

This new project will give our young people the opportunity to connect with the heritage of local natural and cultural spaces, and help to develop an understanding of the importance of these areas and how they are managed.

Our Endeavour has been designed in consultation with young people to help a new generation connect with the local environment and embed heritage skills into their learning.

On the project, our young people will have the chance to learn skills such as dry stone walling, fencing and woodland management, to help preserve these fantastic natural environments and pass them on to future generations. There will also be a focus on topics such as biodiversity, tourism and volunteering.

Our Chief Executive, Steve Turner, said of the project: “Many of the young people we work with are from inner-city Sheffield and have not had the opportunity to engage with places like the Peak District, or maybe aren’t aware of the opportunities available on their doorstep. Our Endeavour will introduce new skills, change attitudes and encourage wider participation through their siblings and peers”.

Sarah Wilks, Head of Outreach Development at Peak District National Park added: “We are very excited to be working with Endeavour on this project which will enable us to connect young people living in Sheffield with the National Park on their doorstep. The project will not only give them skills to conserve such important breathing spaces, but a connection with the natural environment that will support their lifelong wellbeing”.

Our Endeavour will launch in January 2018; for more information on the project or if you’d like to get involved, please contact us at info@endeavour.org.uk or 0114 243 8219.

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