Teaching traditional skills as part of ‘Knowing Your Home’ project

Pictured at the open day for Knowing Your Home in Portballintrae is Jennifer Michael, from the National Trust, and two of this year’s new recruits for the six month ‘learning through adventure’ programme. Picture: McAuley Multimedia

IF you are 14-16 years old, living within the Causeway Coast region, you are eligible for a free 6-month accredited programme of outdoor adventure, conservation and environmental learning, based in and around the north coast.

Causeway Adventures held an Open Event, Knowing Your Home project, which is delivered in partnership with the National Trust and The Coast Office, Portballintrae.

Young people join Paul Blanchard to launch one of the boats which was restored by last year’s Knowing Your Home recruits during this year’s open day. A few places remain on this year’s six-month programme of adventurous outdoor activities.


Knowing Your Home is designed to connect young people to their home, its environment, heritage and history through exploring, learning, protecting and promoting what surrounds them.

Outdoor activities include canoeing, traditional boating, surfing, snorkelling, bush craft, navigating, boat building, wildlife identification and practical conservation, visiting local beaches, famous (and not so famous) cliff walks, sea caves, including Rathlin Island and a few other wild places.

Only a few places remain on this year’s programme, for more information contact Jim at Causeway Adventures – 07876516032; or Email: jallen3597@yahoo.co.uk

Having a lesson in knot tying! One of this year’s new recruits, Pablo, and Jennifer Michael, from the National Trust, attended a lesson in nautical knot tying by Paul Blanchard from The Coast Office in Portballintrae at the Knowing Your Home open day.


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