Kate Stilitz

Kate is a composer, theatre director, workshop leader and teacher specialising in creating new musical works for young people.

She trains teachers and runs school and community-based projects for young people and intergenerational groups across Britain. These projects offer participants opportunities to develop their creativity through dynamic interdisciplinary arts projects and participate in high-quality musical performance.

Over the past six years, Kate has developed several projects which have provided a unique opportunity for thousands of children to connect with stories from the natural world through music and the arts. The experience has encouraged young people to develop an awareness of the interconnectedness of all living things and the importance of taking action to conserve habitats and care for our wildlife.

Kate’s song cycles Meadowsong, and One Small Bird (co-composed with Jilly Jarman) were commissioned by Haringey and the projects have engaged thousands of young people across the borough. Both projects culminated in performances at the Royal Albert Hall by massed choirs of young singers and instrumentalists. Projects have since taken place across the UK, most recently in South Lakeland, Waltham Forest and Shetland. /


Passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it. Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we’ve grown to meet them too.

We’re now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.

We have been working with young people for well over 100 years with the desire to help them to better understand and appreciate the natural world. We want to deepen the sense of connection that young people in the UK feel with nature and for them to play a far greater role in tackling the challenges facing nature, both as allies in our work and as leaders in their own right.

We provide activities, resources and opportunities to support teachers and help inspire pupils to learn about nature at school and experiencing it first-hand. Currently, we engage with thousands of schools and hundreds of thousands of pupils across all four countries.


WWF is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations, active in nearly 100 countries. Our supporters – more than five million of them – are helping us to restore nature and to tackle the main causes of nature’s decline, particularly the food system and climate change. We’re fighting to ensure a world with thriving habitats and species, and to change hearts and minds so it becomes unacceptable to overuse our planet’s resources.

Inspiring the next generation of sustainability champions:

We work with schools to help young people build their knowledge and understanding of the environmental challenges facing our planet and develop the skills to do something about them. Thousands of schools participate in our education programmes and we offer a wide range of curriculum-based resources and real-world activities to engage and inspire pupils, covering issues such as deforestation, climate change, plastic pollution and endangered species. Today’s young people are the generation who will be most affected by these issues; our work with educators is part of our mission to build a brighter future for both people and nature.