Julie McElroy, a graduate of this summer's Sirius Environmental Leadership Award programme has built on her learning and success from our scholarship opportunity to go on and achieve the highest level of the John Muir Award. 25-year-old Julie was born with cerebral palsy which has resulted in mobility problems, walking difficulties and speech [...]
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Last week saw the Wilderness Foundation UK deliver the latest cycle of the Sirius Environmental Leadership Award. For this trip we took six young people on a wilderness journey down Loch Shiel in the Western Highlands, making our way down the loch using open canoes and wild camping overnight on the shore line. [...]
[quote]This experience has meant a lot to me. I’ve changed in many ways and seen a different side to life. - Sirius Schools Graduate 2010[/quote] In October 2010 we launched the Sirius Schools Programme. Using the same learning and principles as the Sirius Environmental Award, the Sirius Schools Programme offers younger people the chance [...]
The Wilderness Foundation UK is pleased to announce a further two sets of opportunities to join our highly succesful leadership development in nature programme - Sirius. The Sirius Scholarship for Environmental Leaders - a joint initiative with the Tellus Mater Foundation - provides people with an almost fully funded wilderness-based development programme in Scotland, where [...]
A graduate of the Sirius Environmental Leadership Programme was recently invited to a book launch at the House of Lords. Sixteen year old Christopher Au, a graduate of the 2009 programme run by the Wilderness Foundation UK in conjunction with grant-giving trust the Tellus Mater Foundation, joined WFUK staff member Richard Corby at the launch [...]
The first group of participants in the Sirius Scholarship Programme arrived back safely from Scotland last night, having spent a week on Rannoch Moor. While the weather had been less than kind, from speaking to Jo as she made her way back on the train, it was clear to me that this has been a [...]
Our first group of Sirius Scholarship Students left for Scotland early this morning, in the company of Wilderness Foundation UK Chief Executive Officer Jo Roberts. Sirius is a new programme this year, jointly developed with and funded by Tellus Mater. Applicants who were already passionate about environmental issues were required to complete an essay and [...]
Growing Natural Leaders What I noticed is that leadership is the ability to make things happen - to act in order to help others work in an environment, within which each individual serving under the leader finds himself encouraged and stimulated to a point where he is helped to realise his fullest potential - Joseph [...]
"This experience has provided me with an opportunity to consider how I can incorporate sustainable practice into both my life and working world. It allowed me to meet people who feel the same and has helped give me a boost of confidence to continue following this path." - Sirius Participant Can you help us to [...]