PRINCE HARRY TO VISIT WILDERNESS FOUNDATION
Chatham Green, Essex
Thursday 14th September, 2017
Prince Harry will visit the Chatham Green Project, a conservation, education and sustainability initiative at the Wilderness Foundation in Chatham Green, Essex. A key part of the Chatham Green Project is the education programme which aims to educate over 3,000 pupils each year to value the countryside and take action to protect it and our wider environment.
Prince Harry’s work in conservation has been dedicated to the education of young people with the hope of getting them engaged with conservation issues.
At the start of his visit Prince Harry will receive a briefing on the work of the Wilderness Foundation and some of its key projects focused on conservation and sustainability both in the UK and abroad.
His Royal Highness will then join a group of pupils from Felsted School who will be taking part in a nature immersion programme. The theme for the day’s programme is ‘Survival and Nature Connection’ and students will take part in activities including shelter building and fire lighting.
Prince Harry will then meet recent graduates from the Wilderness Foundation’s TurnAround programme. This programme targets young people aged 15–21 who struggle with family, social, and personal problems and helps them overcome their challenges through outdoor adventures and intensive mentoring. TurnAround’s success rate averages 83% of its graduates entering further education or employment and sustaining this into the future.
The graduates will have the opportunity to share their stories with Prince Harry and explain the impact that TurnAround has had on their lives.
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