Desire for an Outdoor Learning Centre has long been identified in our consultations with the community as a key priority.  With funding from the Aspiring Communities Fund, with support from European Social Fund, a feasibility and requirements study was carried out from the end of November 2017 till March 2018.  

In December 2018 all the hard work paid off and the Aspiring Communities Fund awarded Broadford and Strath Community Company a further grant of £133, 940 following a successful stage two application to run an outdoor learning pilot project. 

The key aims of the project are:

  • to provide quality outdoor after-school and school holiday childcare in Broadford;
  • to offer local children opportunities to reconnect with nature developing a greater awareness and appreciation of their environment;
  • to provide new employment and training opportunities for people in the local community

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Here are some links to other projects:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38629583

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-norfolk-42361914/outdoor-lessons-for-toddlers-at-nursery-that-never-closes-for-snow

We are currently working with Abriachan Forest Trust, here are some of the things they do www.abriachan.org.uk

Contact 

Tracy Keenan – Broadford Outdoor Learning Centre Manager

 

tracy@broadfordandstrath.org / 07939 655 783

 

KEY FACTS

Time frame: 2017 – 2020 and beyond.

Funding:  £166,440

Location: Broadford Community Woodland

Benefits to community:  Fun holiday and after school activities; Better understanding and improvement of our environment; More childcare options.

FUNDERS:

The Aspiring Communities Fund with support from European Social Fund.

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