Who is it for?
Forest skills has two different groups:
Year of the Young Person Forest Skills (YOYPFS)
Year of the Young Person Forest Skills (YOYPFS) is a community outreach programme for 10-13 year olds who:
- could benefit from Youth Vision’s supportive, experiential outdoor learning programmes.
- are from four areas of urban deprivation (Wester Hailes, Calders, Saughton & Oxgangs).
- are struggling to cope with a range of inter-related problems that affect their life-chances.
How does it work?
- The project runs on a Friday after school from 12:30-16:00pm for 6 weeks in each area.
- At the end of each 6 week block there is a celebration event inviting the local community, schools and parent/guardians to celebrate what the young people have learned and achieved.
- A maximum of 12 young people to ensure we are providing a safe and nurturing learning environment.
Summer Holiday Forest Skills (SHFS)
This is an experiential outdoor learning programme for 10-13 year olds from South West Edinburgh which takes place during the school holidays in the woodland environments around Youth Vision’s base.
It aims to:
- Improve the confidence, physical, social and emotional wellbeing of participants
- Engage young people from areas of urban deprivation in the natural environment and help to improve their connection to nature
- Offer support to families in the local community
- Provide Volunteering opportunities for adults and young leaders in outdoor learning and youth work
How does it work?
- The project runs from 10am – 3pm in the woods around our base in the Pentland hills
- Minibus pick-ups and drop-offs are available from community hubs
- 3 days in the Easter holidays
- 2 x 3 days in the summer holidays
- 3 days in the October holidays
- The programme is free and lunches and warm drinks are provided