Post-primary schools in the Foyle and Carlingford area are being encouraged to discover, explore, and conserve more this year through Loughs Agency’s Ambassador Programme.
Loughs Agency has been running the Ambassador programme for several years, with close to 200 young people graduating. During the programme, young people complete activities that enable them to discover the natural beauty of the local environment while at the same time learning about its social, economic, and environmental value.
In the 2022 programme, we will be delivering five programmes focused on five river systems throughout the cross border catchments of Foyle and Carlingford. In each programme, a total of 24 pupils (year 10/2nd year) from two schools will partner up and work collectively to learn more about their local waterway.
The programme kicks off with a 5-day term-time schedule of workshops and activities followed by the delivery of a climate action project. Participants in the programme will also take part in a conference and graduation with the option of joining a youth council.
The Ambassador programme is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to learn about their local environment outside the classroom through hands-on participative experiences. The experience will enable pupils to gain the John Muir Discovery Award. As well as complementing their learning in subjects such as geography and science, the programme will provide the opportunity for friendship and adventure with people from different backgrounds.
You can find out more about the Ambassador programme and how to sign up here.