What is the Park Inner Park Project?
The HYPE Park Inner Park Project is transforming the corner of Birkenhead Park adjacent to the Sea Cadets on Park Road East.
Our Birkenhead Park Project is developing a multi-functional green space for youth projects and to support the local community and is linking children and young people with community activities to expand their world beyond simply the school and home setting, creating a positive impact on the whole family.
Some of our exciting projects will be delivered in partnership with Central Park, New York and Nantes Park, Cape Town.
The benefits of nature can be found in our communities’ parks and green spaces and other spaces of urban nature including improving sleep, increasing energy, decreasing stress, better immunity and improving the cognitive development of young people by improving their awareness, reasoning and observational skills.
Quite simply: Nature is good for us and has both long and short term mental and physical health benefits and our Park Inner Park aims to bridge the gap between urban living and exposure to the natural world.
We believe that by engaging more young people in positive outdoor activities and events through our Birkenhead Park Inner Park Project, they will become empowered to live enhanced healthy lifestyles, develop good relationships with their families, increase their self-esteem and confidence and raise their life aspirations.
More exciting updates to follow this Spring 2017….
Bring learning to life
HYPE has been working with schools since 2008 delivering many programmes helping children of all ages engage in learning. Recently we have redeveloped a piece of wasteland in Birkenhead Park providing an incredible opportunity for children to learn in a positive environment in each of our dedicated outdoor areas:
- Learning Area
- Growing Area
- Sports Area
- Area Woodland Area
What does the programme cover?
We work with small groups of 8 young adults and can run two groups at any one time. This allows us to devote more individual time and attention to support the most excluded students. We want students to engage in the programme and with the right infrastructure and guidance we encourage them to plan out how the course will run.