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Community Fund – Rowanbank Environmental Education – April Update

UnknownSummer is definitely in the air….Which makes all our outdoor arts and education work even better that it is in the colder months! 

Here’s a wee snippet of some of the things we’ve been up to in April:

– We are busy preparing a new aerial dance performance that will become part of our summer season of magical woodland walks.

– Over 200 primary school children took part in our climate change and renewable energy workshops in and around Goole.

– We’ve been asked to collaborate on a project with Jabuti Theatre and Conflux to develop a piece of aerial theatre, using trapeze, fabrics and puppets….Watch this space for more information on how this project progresses!

Keep up to date with our ongoing work by following Rowanbank Environmental Arts and Education on Facebook 

Community Fund – Rowanbank Environmental Education – March Update

Rowanbank Environmental Arts and Education has been embracing the Season with an exciting series of Spring events and workshops. Here’s a small sample of what we have been up to:

– Thanks to the on-going support of Vegware’s Community Fund we were able to provide two free places on our Forest Easter Holiday Club. The places went to two 7 year old boys who otherwise would not have been able to come and join us ‘Under the Sky’ in Bawsinch Nature Reserve, Duddingston. It is so important to us to be able to offer these places to children and families that can really benefit from the forest school experience, but who otherwise may not have access to it. Our aim is to continue to offer free and/or subsidised places on our forest arts and education programmes.

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Community Fund – Rowanbank Environmental Education – December Update

It’s been a busy Winter so far for Rowanbank Environmental Arts and Education, and new for 2016 is the exciting launch of our renewable energy education programme: ‘Under the Sky’.

With support from Scottish Renewables and Vegware we have been able to launch this initiative, and we are now looking for forward thinking Developers and other organisations to help us reach our target of 1000 children this year. To find out more about this project, and how your support can make a difference,you can download a leaflet for the programme here! Alternatively, please visit our website www.rowanbank.org.uk/renewables

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)