At a time when 790,000 young people are not in education, employment or training, a project teaching skills such as horticulture and floristry is helping encourage some to give learning another chance
In a corner of south London, a group of young people are taking it in turns to smell the leaves of a rose geranium plant in the gardens of Roots and Shoots, an environmental education centre and biodiverse wildlife park. The charity is tucked away, just off a street that you could easily walk past without noticing.
Young people who come here have never really been properly outdoors. They relax. They become more community minded