This winter will be a busy time in our coastal environment with hundreds of young people embarking on Beach Ranger Academy Training, creating the next generation of blue leaders.
The Academy Training encourages young people aged 16 to 24 to connect with Cornwall’s marine surroundings through a structured programme of personal development. Through engaging activities that will build confidence, teamwork, communication and other life skills, the programme not only increases employability but also raises awareness of important environmental issues to a wider audience.
Brender Willmott, Beach Rangers Academy Leader says,
“It’s a really exciting opportunity for young people to gain training, awards, and rewards that will make them more employable. The Academy recognises the special places we live and encourages young people to celebrate and protect them.”
The Beach Rangers Academy is being run this year in both Newquay at the College and in Falmouth at the Dracaena Centre, and all young people are encouraged to get involved;
Jenn Sandiford, Youth Engagement Officer says,
“The Beach Rangers Academy is an adventure, engaging young people to learn new skills that they need for their future. Enhancing young people’s employability skills whilst educating them in marine conservation means they become more effective volunteers for local groups. It instills best practice so that when they become the future employers and employees, the best practice is already in place which helps the environment.”