Hello all. My name is Jamshed, I deliver the outdoor education part of our youth service offer for young people in Rochdale. I mainly oversee the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme for our young people. Rochdale Youth Service has an Open Award Centre based at Matthew Moss Youth Centre in Rochdale. Here, anybody from any background or ability are more than welcome to attend and join in. My formal education and qualifications is rooted in the arts. I qualified as an artist and graphic designer after 4 years of completing my degree and masters course at Leeds. I worked as a freelance artist for a few years and returned to Rochdale for some temporary work. This led me to work with young people on a photography project for the youth service. This short project which started in 2005 resulted in my longer relationship with the Youth Service. My interests also included being in the outdoors. I have always enjoyed being in the natural environment and I wholly believe that all our young people can benefit from having positive experiences with nature. I think it is a perfect resource that brings opportunities and challenges for everyone looking to do more and become more.