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Outdoor Learning Resources – Primary

Download our Outdoor Learning Resource packs, Litter Legends and Marvellous Minibeasts, in order to engage young learners in outdoor education. You can watch the accompanying videos on our YouTube channel and complete the fun and informative activities within the packs. These resources directly link to the NI Primary Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 through The World Around Us, helping children develop an awareness of themselves, their place in […]

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Environmental Careers Festival 19th – 26th April 2021

With the climate crisis such a pressing concern for everyone across the globe, the demand for people with the skills and enthusiasm to protect the environment will only grow and grow. To give young people an awareness of the types of environmental jobs and organisations that are out there, along with employability tips, the Belfast Hills Partnership are delivering an Environmental Careers Festival from the 19th – 26th April 2021. […]

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A Tree Nursery for the future

The Belfast Hills Partnership has developed a new Native Tree and Wildflower Nursery, ensuring a greener future for Belfast. The Belfast Hills Partnership has been teaming up with Belfast City Council, The Woodland Trust and many other partners to help achieve the target of planting one million trees in Belfast by 2035. Part of this ambitious work is happening through the creation of a native tree and wildflower nursery. There […]

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Covid-19 Response

Like everyone else, Belfast Hills Partnership has had to adapt very quickly in response to coronavirus COVID-19 and its implications for us all. Most of our staff will be working from home from Monday 23rd March but will still be contactable via email [email protected]. There will also be a daily presence in our offices Monday-Friday to pick up post, phone messages etc. but unfortunately they will not be open to […]

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Young people demand urgent action for the environment

Forty young people and activists met with policy makers at Stormont today (Friday, 17 January) to set out their demands for safeguarding the environment, as they play their part in shaping Northern Ireland’s first ever environment strategy, which is currently out for public consultation. Supported by the Belfast Hills Partnership and Ulster Wildlife, the passionate and environmentally conscious young people, aged 11 to 24, have already been taking action to […]

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The greatest environmental youth movement you’ve never heard of!

Behind Greta Thunberg’s headline grabbing thunderstorm of the #YouthStrike4Climate and the Extinction Rebellion protests, there is a grassroots environmental youth movement tackling climate change and boosting young potential. Nearly 100,000 passionate, skilled and environmentally conscious young people are leading the way to a brighter future. This is through Our Bright Future, a programme funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Whilst the #YouthStrike4Climate has been effective at raising awareness of […]

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A Big Belfast Welcome for OBF’s All Project Seminar (2019)

A Big Belfast Welcome for Our Bright Future’s All Project Seminar Queen University’s Riddle Hall, was a beautiful setting for the annual Our Bright Futures all project seminar. One hundred staff and youth forum members, from 30 projects across the UK, came together to celebrate achievements and to inspire and motivate each other for the year ahead. This was the first Our Bright Future gathering ever held in Northern Ireland. […]

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Playing with our planet (2019)

Playing with our Planet: pupils from two Belfast schools have created and performed a series of drama productions to raise awareness of environmental threats to the Belfast Hills. Supported by The Belfast Hills Partnership and Belfast Harbour, pupils from Dominican College and Hazelwood Integrated College have taken part in a creative drama project to explore their ‘sense of place’ in the local landscape. Under the direction of local playwright Clare […]

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Zero Waste Fashion – Young People Stand Up To Waste

Malone College GCSE pupils have been working with the Belfast Hills Partnership and Community Arts Partnership to raise awareness about zero waste through fashion. There is a huge waste problem facing our countryside. Particularly, the Belfast Hills encounter ongoing illegal dumping and fly-tipping. Dumping occurs across the Hills. This includes everything, from tyres and furniture to cars and bin bags. Last year over 250 tyres were dumped at Local Nature […]

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Young People Unite for a Greener Future

Young people are uniting across the Belfast Hills and calling for a greener future. Belfast Hills Partnership’s Environmental Youth Ambassador Ciarraí Culbert is a young lady on a mission. She heads to Westminster on the 5th of March to challenge MPs to help create a bright future for our local environment. The three big asks that Ciarraí has are that young people are given: In preparation for her visit to […]

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