Young rangers wanted for coast-care work

Young rangers caring for the Northumberland coast.
Young rangers caring for the Northumberland coast.

Teenagers are encouraged to join the Young Rangers Programme.

Starting in January, the free scheme offers young people the chance to learn about the coast by visiting areas such as the Farne Islands, learning bush-craft skills, coordinating litter-picks, finding out about the Coastguard and having an introduction to first aid.

There will be plenty of fun activities over the 10 sessions and a chance to gain a John Muir Award. Visit www.coast-care.co.uk/youngrangers for an application form. The closing date is November 30.

Coast Care Northumberland has teamed up with Seahouses Development Trust for the return of the programme, which has received a donation from Jeff and Jill Sutheran, of St Cuthbert’s House B&B, in North Sunderland.