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:

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

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

Location Ashton-on-Ribble

About the space

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Lancashire County Council

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

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Poly Tunnel
Fence Panels
Raised beds and soil
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £4,307

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