Project summary


Young people are the future of heritage and countryside preservation and this project aims to get more of these individuals involved in all aspects of the South West Peak Landscape Partnership. We will be working with the Peak District National Park Junior Ranger programme in order to foster on-going volunteer opportunities long after the Partnership has ended. Additionally, we will be coordinating subsidized school visits and working with teachers to create lesson plans and interpretation that fits into their curriculum in a sensible way.

Emphasis in this project will be given to field-based skills related to geography and science so that young people can learn how all aspects of the South West Peak landscape work together. We will also be focusing on schools that currently do not interact with the Peak District National Park or with the South West Peak so that we can be inclusive of all audiences. Everyone deserves to get out of the classroom once in a while!

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What we're doing

  • Fostering appreciation for physical fitness among young people by exposing them to the great outdoors
  • Offering opportunities for students to learn scientific field skills through practical projects
  • Working with teachers to develop new and exciting programmes that meet their needs
  • Using the John Muir Award scheme to recognise the individual commitment of the young people taking part
  • Encouraging long-term interest of young people by placing them with an existing Junior Ranger group supported by the Peak District National Park
Beyond the Classroom

How you can get involved!

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Here are some tips and info on how you can learn to get Beyond the Classroom

Visit http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/learning-about/junior-rangers

Junior Ranger Program

From www.peakdistrict.gov.uk

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Protecting the natural environment means taking special care not to damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees. They provide homes and food for wildlife!

Who's working on this project?


Jackie Wragg

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Karen Shelley-Jones

Karen Shelley-Jones

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Our partners


  • Peak District National Park Authority