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Woodland courses for young people come to Oxburgh Hall

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Oxburgh Hall will provide the setting for a series of woodland courses run by the Green Light Trust.

These are free courses for those aged 16 to 25, living in West Norfolk, to help build confidence and skills, overcome mental health issues and improve future prospects.

It is also a chance to meet new people and enjoy nature and the forest environment.

green light courses Oxburgh (58239958)
green light courses Oxburgh (58239958)

A spokesman for the Trust said: “Our Young Futures programme works in a person-centred, holistic way, using nature to engage individuals in activities within our woodlands. Activities are arranged to suit everyone’s capabilities and interests - helping individuals overcome any barriers around learning, skills-building, personal development and accessing employment. Our sessions are delivered one day per week (10am to 3pm) by experienced staff. We complete all risk assessments and organise transport for our participants too."

The courses will run from August to November, starting on Thursdays in August. They are also being held at Blickling Hall.

Activities include lunch cooked on a campfire, walking and crafting.

Ali Jagger, participant engagement co-ordinator for Norfolk said: “The Green Light Trust have been running courses in Suffolk for many years and we now have funding to expand this wonderful offering into Norfolk. I have seen first hand the magic of this environment really change people’s lives and perspective around how they view themselves and the world around them. I am so passionate about what we do and the value of this offering especially from an improved mental health perspective is undeniable. We now have staff members at Green Light Trust who joined a course, then volunteered and now are GLT staff members delivering courses to others which is fantastic.”

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