Funding has been secured from the
Wiltshire Community Foundation.
High Sheriff's Grant
Children In Need
This money is being used for a number of activities in The Shop.
Street Art, Saturday Woodland Club, Mentoring, Confidence Course, Money Management Course and Arts and Crafts for youngsters as well as adults.
Local artist Colin Astin has been working with local teenagers to create designs on canvases using specialist paints. Besides the canvases, he has also being repainting the Skate park at Buckhurst Field using designs propsosed by the teenagers.Although the afternoon sessions proved popular on a Saturday, the after school sessions proved to be more popular !
Woodland Saturday Club
The Club is for teenagers rather than for the younger children who attedn Forest school. The Club has proven popular with students going off to do woodcrafting, birdwatching, conservation work, tidying the countryside followed by hot chocoolate, marshmallows or crumpets.
This course was very popular in January. The participants all agreed that their confidence had increased. The next course will start in June. Final details to be confirmed.
Money Management Course
This course sadly had to be abandoned because of the present Pandemic. Hopefully, we will be able to hold this when The Shop reopens.
All our groups and courses are held on an informal basis in a safe environment. If you are interested in any courses, please contact us.
Over the last year we have mentored students to help them achieve their Duke of Edinburgh awards as well as support them in their school work, help them in their choices of options and increses their self esteem, This has been evident through concerts and also securing paid part time work.