Generation Green and educational PACMATs
Generation Green is a project run across the UK, created with the aim of connecting young people to nature.
The goals of the project are to provide motivation, experience, skills and career development opportunities that are designed to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of participants, promote more environmentally responsible lifestyle choices and boost attainment in education.
The 16-month funded project is delivered by the Access Unlimited coalition which is comprised of the YHA (England & Wales), The Outward Bound Trust, Scouts, Girlguiding, Field Studies Council and the 10 English National Parks. Together they aim to cultivate a sense of care for the natural environment to the most novel and youngest of nature enthusiasts.
Our Peak District PACMATs have proved as ideal kit for this project to use as both an educational tool but also for their intended purpose as a lightweight and waterproof mat, great for all ages on outdoor excursions. Having OS maps on mats is an excellent way to encourage engagement with the UKs national parks and we are so glad to be a part of Generation Green’s inspiring goal.