Connecting children back to nature

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Connecting children back to nature

Connecting children back to nature

Little Adventures UK By Little Adventures UK

Little Adventures U allotment project is an integral part of LAUK's Forest School activities-successfully promoting the agricultural community of the local area.

Ashton-on-Ribble Idea stage

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Little Adventures UK mission is to give children the chance to grow up with a sense of aw and freedom as pat of every day lives. Our Forest School Nursery for children aged 2-5years connect children back to nature, inspiring them to live a naturally healthy life style that builds resilience, confidence, independence and self-motivation-all the tools they need for a happy and successful, resilient life. We want to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. LAUK's allotment project was once a successful growing area however due to lack of funding the previous owners had to leave the project; sadly overtime the are has become extremely unkempt and over grown. We would really love to bring the allotment back to life through re-developing the 'Secret Cabin' and poly tunnels including Grandad's Greenhouse. We want to create a safe haven for children to learn and produce a future generation of agricultural workers; a profession that is diminishing.

What we'll deliver:

  • Re-place two 8ft poly tunnels including fixtures, for example staging, raised beds
  • Re-develop the Secret Cabin, incluing re-connecting uilities, kitchen facilities, flooring, windows
  • Re-pave pathways to make the area safe for users
  • Plant wildflower seeds, trees, vegetables, herbs, fruit orchard, wildlife habitat
  • Createseating areas including benches and tables
  • Ground work; cutting back trss, shrubs, weeds
  • Re-structure fences and gates

Why it's a great idea:

As well as helping children lead happier, healthier lives, research shows gardening helps them acquire the essential skills they need to fulfil their potential in a rapidly-changing world and make a positive contribution to society as a whole. Specifically research gardening encourages children to: Become stronger, more active learners capable of thinking independently and adapt their skills and knowledge to new challenges in their learning and future lives. Gain a more resilient, confident and responsible approach to life so they can achieve goals and play a positive role in society. Learn vital job skills, such as presentation skills, communication and team work, and fuel their entrepreneurial spirit. Embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle as an important tool for success in their early years, school and beyond. Stronger community bonds are created as gardening deepens relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds. Parents play a more active role in education.

Steps to get it done:

  • Replacing poly tunnels
  • Re-developing cabin
  • Paving pathways
  • Re-structing fences and gates
  • Groundwork; weeding, cutting back trees, shrubs etc
  • Creating flower beds, wildlife habitat and orchard
  • Planting the beds
  • Buying equipment for the planting
  • Creating a sensory area including herbs, wind chimes etc
  • Opening the allotment to the community

Location Ashton-on-Ribble

Ashton-on-Ribble has 1 other project and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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Council

Lancashire County Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,307

Cabin - £1,400 (32%)
Poly Tunnel - £992 (23%)
Fence Panels - £500 (12%)
Raised beds and soil - £500 (12%)
Paving - £500 (12%)
Other - £415 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

32%
Cabin
£1,400
23%
Poly Tunnel
£992
12%
Fence Panels
£500
12%
Raised beds and soil
£500
12%
Paving
£500
10%
Other
£415
  • Spacehive fees
    £195
  • Transaction Fees
    £182
  • VAT
    £39

Total £4,307

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