Holiday Workshops for young people
Why we need your help
Communigrow is an educational charity that uses horticulture to help young people to understand where their food comes from and to increase their understanding of nature and biodiversity. Growing activities throughout the site support the natural environment and actively encourage diversity of wildlife. We support young people with special educational needs and run weekly sessions for those who are home schooled.
We would like to run a series of hands on holiday workshops ‘Birds, Bugs, Bats and a Butterfly Banquet’ for local young people aged 8-16yrs with each session based around a different type of wildlife. A small donation will help us to make it happen.
The young people will be able to access the natural spaces at the Communigrow site and the sessions will improve their understanding of local biodiversity using structured activities to identify species and their habitats. We believe the sessions will empower young people to create wildlife friendly spaces at home and in the community, for example, making bird feeders and bug houses – a fun way to make changes straightaway. We also believe a bird hide would make a worthwhile and long lasting addition to the site that would inspire young people to take an long term interest in wildlife behaviour.
We aim to accommodate 10 young people per session with accompanying adults, whilst limiting to one workshop per young person to ensure as many as possible get to visit the site.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please help us meeting the target by sharing this campaign with your friends.
Kai (home education student, age 13) is explaining in her own words why this project is important to her and and other young people:
"As home education students, we have found our time at Communigrow has developed our interest in the environment and wildlife and we believe that many more young people would benefit from this project. It would enable Communigrow to reach many local residents by advertising through schools, also raising our profile with local schools themselves. This would in turn lead young people to a long-term interest in wildlife and the environment plus a strong connection to Communigrow. The project would continue to grow the volunteer pool, leading to a strong team to assist in developing and maintaining the site’s wildlife areas.
As home education students, we would be keen to develop our skills further to help with planning and running events. This would help us to develop our skills in a wide range of areas including team building, project planning, research, budgeting, and other practical skills."
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