When was the last time you walked in the woods, felt the wash of sun, wind or rain on your skin, felt the uneven wild floor under your feet, or even did some forest bathing.

There is growing evidence of the health and wellbeing impacts of being outdoors, and talking part in nature-based interventions and the Keeping it Wild project has been putting inner city London young people, who rarely connected with the nature on their doorsteps, right in the flora and fauna thick of things.

The 16th East London Scouts took part in a Wild Action Programme at Woodberry Wetlands and Camley Street Natural Park in King's Cross London, to discover nature on their door step, and made short videos exploring the question of how nature makes them feel.

This video was produced by Isa Mohamed, Idris Stigar, Khalid Rahman, Younus Sayed, Abdullah Alkhateeb, Sawdah Tapadar , Abdul Wahid, Luqmaan Abdullah, Zahid Sufian, Salwah Tapadar, Ruwayda Nezam, Habiba Bendghoughi, Ibrahim Nahhas Mohammed, Sarah Mahmud, Humayra Khanom, Sadiyah Ahmed, Jibreel Mahmud

Keeping it Wild

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.

This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and this particular activity strand was supported by the George Bairstow Charitable Trust and  Investec.