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Underpinning all that we do at LookwideUK is the opportunity to test yourself in unfamiliar surroundings.  Camping, climbing, kayaking or hiking, First Aid or Food Hygiene, going up a mountain or down a coalmine: LookwideUK gives young people the opportunity to do all of these things.

Personal challenge helps people to grow: recognising the achievement through a formal or informal qualification is the icing on the cake and proof that you’ve done it!  Click on the links to see what has been happening...

New Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group launched at Excelsior Academy!

LookwideUK is becoming increasingly popular a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award centre.  The latest group to embark on this ambitious but achievable programme is from the Excelsior Academy in Newcastle’s west end.  Supported by the Academy, the Northumberland National Park Sustainable Development Fund and the BIG Lottery, the group will work with Duke of Edinburgh’s Award specialist Stewart Ellison and his colleagues on the full range of activities which will lead to the achievement of the Bronze Award this summer. To learn more about the award, click here.


Walker Technology College gets to grips with Keyfund

Keyfund gives young people the opportunity to put their ideas into action – and access the money to help them do it!  Through planning, discussion, listening to other people’s ideas and putting forward their own, young people grow in confidence as their plans become ever more ambitious.  The Keyfund panel has the final say about funding, so the arguments need to be well thought through and convincing.  LookwideUK is working with a group of  young people from Walker Technology College who are just about to face the panel fort the first time!  Supported by Keyfund Mentor Jeff High, the group is quietly confident of success. We’ll let you know how they get on!