Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

Good news for CSOLP

by Deb Millar - June 3rd, 2013.
Filed under: Events, Funding.

Bath & West Gold Award   Bath and West Show 2013

Thanks to all our helpers we had a successful few days at the Bath & West Show.

We have been coming since 2008 and we were surprised and proud to receive this award for our stall in the Woodlands and Wildlife area. We even had a visit from the Bishop of Bath & Wells.

We had made an extra effort to collaborate with other Forest School providers this year.

Louise Kennedy from Woodland Play Centre, Philippa and Eddie from Pogles Wood near Sherborne and Kaye Watts from Holly and Hawthorn Forest School in Shepton Mallet all joined us to help deliver activities and promote various projects and work.

As usual our CSOLP volunteers also turned out to man the stall each day and catch the show. Many thanks to them all. We made willow butterflies and wooly bugs, had a trail for children to follow around the area and green woodworking displays (lots of Martyn’s beautiful spoons).

Other good news:

We have received more grant support from Short Breaks for our holiday provision for disabled children. Thank you!

We also heard today that we will be receiving help towards our Inclusive Woodland Volunteering through Somerset Masonic Fund which is managed through the wonderful Somerset Community Foundation.This is fabulous news as our community based volunteering is still very much at the heart of what we do.

Somerset Community Foundation played a crucial role in getting our organization going. The help and advice we received then (6 years ago) has enabled us to build up our provision to the point where we felt able to regsiter as a charity. Thank you Somerset Community Foundation for all the advice and support.