Have you ever wondered through nature and thought, I need to know more about this place?

A group of young people from Rise School in Feltham had that very same thought when they visited Crane Park Island, and decided to investigate more. They took part on the Keeping it Wild project and came up with the idea to enhance the visitor experience at Crane Park Island and create audio guides to explain some of the interesting and not often known facts about the island.

The young people produced short podcasts for several areas around the island, and created QR codes to go at those locations. People can now use their phones to scan the QR codes and be zapped to their podcasts.

You can hear their audio guide here, or you can take a walk around Crane Park Island and discover more.


Island East end

Ruins

Sluice

Reedbed

Minibeast area

Island West end

Woodland

These audio guide were produced by Theo Harrison, James Ferris, Jojo M, Dennis Watson, Jayden L, Emiliano Haskurti and Seb Rennie

The aim of the Keeping it Wild programme is to empower and inspire 600 young people aged 11-25, from backgrounds currently under-represented in natural heritage, to gain vital skills while discovering, conserving and sharing their experiences of the capital’s wild spaces. 

Headliners are working in partnership with London Wildlife Trust, John Muir Trust, and London Youth to inspire the young people to investigate the issues facing green spaces and to engage with nature through social action projects and traineeships.