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.

Headliners’ role in the Keeping it Wild project is to deliver journalism and media training to the young people which take part, to enable them to produce media content that can help protect and promote the wildlife in their own local neighbourhoods, sparking their curiosity to discover, explore and share their stories of natural heritage.

Young people can also gain accreditation in digital media skills, journalism and personal progression.

Keeping It Wild has five element of the programme, including Young People’s Forum, Wild Action Programme, Wild Action Days, Represent! Social Projects and Keeping it Wild Traineeships.

Keeping it Wild was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Our project came to an end on 31st July 2021.

You can follow the programme legacy on social media using #keepingitwild