Robert Frost declared “all literature begins with geography”, and perhaps our current Curriculum diverge their roads too much. With the separation of arts and sciences, the claustrophobia of grades, and pressure of exams - not to mention the physical classroom walls - there is often little room for exploration.
As a Trainee on the Keeping it Wild project, I was able to attend a John Muir Award leader training day at London Youth (one of the project consortium partner’s) offices. The session gave advice and inspiration for those working with young people to achieve the award. It was such a pleasure to meet some of the people dedicated to creating friendly, inclusive environments where young people can socialise and explore the outdoors.