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07 May 2021, General

The year of 2020 was a different year for us all, however in amongst the stress and uncertainty, lots of us found more time for nature. Some families even took part in the Family John Muir Award. This forms the basis for the work the young people of the Hampshire Youth Project have been doing this year since lockdown measures eased, taking place at Winscombe Care Home in North Boarhunt.

Encouraging people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places, the Family John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds, it is non-competitive, inclusive and accessible for everyone.

To achieve the award, all the young people and their families need to do is a total of 25 hours or more of activities which will help them discover, explore and do something to care for a wild place, and finally, to share their experiences with others in the group.

In an unusual year, Enable Ability have been lucky enough to partner up with the South Downs National Park Authority, to help the Hampshire Youth Project deliver some John Muir sessions for the young people the charity works with. This work is shown in the pictures below with more amazing work to follow where the overall impact the young people will have is creating nice and sustainable areas for the residents of Winscombe Care Home.