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Forest Holidays

Forest Holidays

  • We want to reach as many young people as possible every year by allowing our Forest Rangers the time to volunteer in the local communities of which we are a part of, delivering sessions that will educate and inspire them to take action in their communities.
  • Through our partnership with the UK’s 15 National Parks, an initiative called ‘National Park Futures’, we aim to connect at least 20,000 young people with nature over the next 5 years. Our travel fund will ensure that young people can access the National Parks and our support of National Park education projects will inspire young people to take action to safeguard their local environments.
  • We support the goals of Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, to become “the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than we found it’ and our detailed woodland management plans for each of our locations help us achieve this. They provide a checklist of maintenance actions to ensure that we care for the forests we work in and longer-term actions to make a positive contribution to enhance wildlife habitat. This includes putting up bird and bat boxes and other initiatives to help wildlife thrive. We will provide opportunities for young people to get involved and learn valuable skills to protect wildlife in their local communities.
  • We’re helping to raise money for one of the country’s boldest environment projects, the creation of the National Forest across 200 square miles of the Midlands. With our customers support we’re helping to raise enough funds to plant 120,000 trees or 65 hectares. We will make sure young people, visiting with their families, understand the impact of their donation and how they can continue an environmental social action journey by inspiring them with stories of other young people’s actions related to the National Forest.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign recently – watch this space for updates on our progress

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Quote from the CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
With pledges helping to support the growth of youth social action, we want you to remember that it’s never too late to say #iwill. Will you be next?”