See for yourself what our participants think, and the impact Down to Earth has.

What our participants say

Building Community project participants

“The development of skills in so many different forms was at the heart of the provision… provides learners with unrivalled opportunities”

Geoff Brookes, Quality Champion 14-19 Network,
City and County of Swansea, Education Department

“Just to say an enormous thank you for hosting us today.  I think the group found it beyond inspiring to overwhelming”


“I leave each day feeling energised rather than drained. I am hoping this will have a big impact and that I can integrate what I have learnt into my practice.”

Professional Training Participant
(ESDGC through the outdoors)

I felt enthused and interested the moment I arrived.  It’s an extraordinary place.  However, what has stuck with me most was the reaction of the children and young people that we were with.  They were engaged and clearly having fun.

Christine Richards, Deputy Leader of Swansea Council

“I just wanted to say a massive thanks for today.  It was such a good day, the group were absolutely buzzing in the taxi.  They have never done anything like that before and it had such a big impact.  Seeing them all together after just a few weeks really showed me the impact being with you guys has had on the group as well and they really felt rewarded after such an amazing day.”

Communities First East

“Inspirational, fulfilling and feel very excited about taking ideas forward.”

Professional Training Participant
(ESDGC through the outdoors)

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much the Scouts from Tyler’s Hill enjoyed the kayaking and river walking sessions last week. The Scouts voted the river walk as the best activity of the week.
Barney, Kate, Ian and Seb were all fantastic and we were all impressed at how they helped our water shy scout overcome his fears and really get involved. Please pass on our thanks.”

Scouts from Tyler’s Hill, Buckinghamshire

“Excellent! Really hands on, inspiring, fun and relevant.”

Professional Training Participant
(ESDGC through the outdoors)

“I’m a girl and I can use power tools !! This was a truly amazing experience I will definitely look at volunteering here”

“It was a great experience. Would definitely recommend, and would love to return in the future!!”

“Really good experience was great working on construction and making fires to boil water! Highly recommended!!”

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
training participants