Post industrial cities such as Stoke on Trent are filled with urban wild spaces, often in areas of urban deprivation and underused due to negative associations of crime and anti-social behavior.

We believe that disused wild spaces hold a unique value for young people as places they can access for free, re-purpose to their needs and build their own child-led communities. That by spending increased time in wild spaces children’s sense of wellbeing, mental and physical health improves and that by increasing positive activity in disused wild spaces they become assets for the whole community.