Apply to take part in the

Peer Coaching Programme!

The Peer Coaching Programme will be running from October 2022 to June 2023 with a select number of schools.


The programme focuses on supporting and training students (aged 14-17 years) to take on the role of a Peer Coach. This will involve them guiding and supporting a small group of younger students (aged 11-14 years) in their school to take part in a Changemaker Challenge.​

DEADLINE TO APPLY 14th october
Places on the programme are limited, so make sure to apply as soon as possible!

The Changemaker Challenge


The Changemaker Challenge is a simplified version of the Dirt Is Good Schools Programme for students to deliver. It is aimed at students (aged 11-14 years) to inspire them to be creative in addressing a social and/or environmental issue in their community.


Peer Coaches will serve as positive role to models, to guide and support their group of Changemakers through the Challenge, which consists of 3 Key Phases. 

1. Getting started

Changemakers explore their values and plan how to take action!

2. Take Action!

Changemaker Groups will run their projects in their school.

3. reflect & Celebrate

Groups will celebrate their projects and submit a Final Project Report.

What are the Benefits for Schools and Young People?


The Peer Coaching Programme focuses on unleashing the potential of young people to inspire their peers to create a better world and supports their journey as the next generation of Changemakers.

Benefits for Young People

  • Increased self-esteem and confidence.
  • Improved communication, problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Equipped with skills and experience to support with further education and careers.
  • Greater connection to school and wider community with a deeper understanding of a social/environmental issue.
  • Positive impact on wellbeing that can help improve their mental resilience.

Benefits for Schools

  • Supports teachers' leadership and personal development journey.
  • Increases student engagement and overall participation.
  • Encourages cross-year collaboration and builds a sense of community amongst students.
  • Aligns with the Ofsted Personal Development criteria and the citizenship curriculum in Wales and Scotland.



For more details about the programme & to share with others in your school.



The full timeline for 2022-23 



How to find out more & Apply

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the programme, send us an email (dirtisgood@future-foundations.co.uk) or book in a meeting with a member of the Dirt Is Good Team.


If you're interested in taking part, please complete the School Application Form by 14th October. Place on the programme are limited, so apply as soon as possible to secure your place!


Schools will be notified of the place on the programme by the 17th October at the latest.