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Community Fund – Rowanbank Environmental Education – November Update

UnknownAt this dark time of the year we thought we’d share some of our wintery magic with you….So here’s Rowanbank’s annual Winter “hello” to wish you all a very Happy Festive Season, and to let you know about the exciting projects we’ve been involved in since we were last in touch, and what some of our plans are for 2016… 

– Renewable energy is still the future. We are very excited to be launching our new, inspiring renewables education project – ‘Under the Sky’ – reaching 1000 children in 2016!…Scottish Renewables are supporters of this project and we need other forward-thinking Developers to help make this project a success. Click here to find out more about how to support this important work: http://www.rowanbank.org.uk/renewables/ and follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with this, and our other environmental education projects.

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Vegware visits Community Fund recipient Rowanbank

Last week I was lucky enough to visit one of our new regular Community Fund recipients, Rowanbank Environmental Education.  Rowanbank uses creative approaches such as theatre, circus, story-telling, music, art and innovative games to inform and inspire people to use their everyday actions to change the world.

Our Community Fund donation primarily goes towards subsidizing their Forest School project ‘Under the Sky’ which has the aim of encouraging children to spend more time in nature, with both their teachers and families. The forest school project involves elements of Forest School, combined with environmental theatre and is accessible to all, with a bursary system which provides a certain number of subsidised places provided by Vegware.

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Community Fund – Rowanbank Environmental Education – September Update

UnknownOur ‘Under the Sky’ October holiday forest club, was a huge success!… 37 children joined us for a fun filled week of learning and playing in Bawsinch Nature Reserve, Duddingston, Edinburgh. We lit fires, built dens, played music, told stories, climbed trees, made swings for children and traps for trolls, searched for faeries and identified mushrooms, birds and bugs, made paint out of elderberries and art installations out of autumn leaves, had tea parties….The photos tell the rest of the story….

A very special thank you to Vegware for supporting and making this project possible!

The ‘Under the Sky’ holiday club was run by Rowanbank Environmental Education and Woodland Learning Adventures (www.rowanbank.org.uk)