Apply for Global Generation’s Youth Programme

Aged 10-18 and passionate about the environment and bringing about positive change in your community? 


Global Generation is accepting applications for the next cohort of their FREE Paper Garden Generator Youth Programme in 2022. The programme offers young people the opportunity to learn about nature and the environment and play an active role in shaping new public spaces in the local community. The programme also helps you develop skills in communication, enterprise and leadership, and is great for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, CVs and UCAS applications. Many people who’ve taken part in the programme in previous years have then been given opportunities to gain further work experience with Global Generation and their partners, including British Land. 

Activities that people on the programme will take part in include:

  • Growing food in the Paper Garden. Cooking on fires with produce from the garden and harvesting the weekly food for the local food pantry
  • Designing and planting local public spaces (last year this included carving wood and creating animal benches on the new pedestrian route from Lower Road to Surrey Quays Shopping Centre - by the new petrol station)
  • Contributing to the design and build of the new Paper Garden, Global Generation’s new educational space behind TEDI-London off Quebec Way
  • A free summer camp to Sussex 

The programme starts in February and takes place every other Thursday at the Paper Garden. It is completely free and spaces fill up fast, so email Emma on emma@globalgeneration.org.uk or visit www.globalgeneration.org.uk to sign up or find out more.

Global Generation is an environmental education charity that has been working with local schools and families in Canada Water from the Paper Garden in the Printworks since 2017. It is part of a partnership with British Land which aims to engage local young people in their environment and enable them to shape elements of the public realm in the development that is coming forward. 

In the last year, they have involved over 1,100 people in the area including children from Redriff and Albion Primary schools and local families. They are now moving to a new, more permanent home behind TEDI-London off Quebec Way, in what is the largest circular economy build in London – 90% of the materials being used are reclaimed. There are lots of opportunities to get involved in the build – click here to find out more.

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