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Weʼre raising £3,000 to The Little Explorers Activity Club CIC Aquaponics Project

Market Harborough

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The Little Explorers Activity Club CIC is an autism friendly activity club based in East Farndon, Leicestershire. We have created a safe and understanding environment to have fun and socialise with other families. The main beneficiary groups who will benefit from the club are children on the autistic spectrum and their families, carers, people with mental health difficulties, people with disabilities. The age ranges from young children to their parents and grandparents. We are addressing the following issues - education, training, respite, health & wellbeing, rural/agricultural, arts & culture, social isolation and a stronger community/cohesion.

Our innovative project using aquaponics creates academic learning opportunities, independence and a deeper understanding of nature.

We are currently fundraising for the next stage of our Project, to develop an Aquaponics Workshop and Cooking Space. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics where the natural nitrogen cycle of fish in the water is used to create fertile nutrient rich food for the plants to grow. The plants are then fed to the animals or used for cooking at the club. Introducing food chains, life cycles, habitats… sciences, maths, english and geography… to the children in this stress free environment guiding them to explore making their own discoveries.

Our little Club maybe small but we do have a massive reach, last year we were interviewed for the Open University Course on Autism to help others understand our methods and approach. The Little Explorers has been working in conjunction with the Leicester University on the Dream Project to understand the ethics behind using robotics to help Autistic children and their families. We are always open to new ideas and approaches and will support research projects around the world.

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    6

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 9, 2019

      Make Every Day Magical.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 8, 2019

      Just reading your book! Finding it hard to put down. Well done.

      £20.00

    • Marybeth Maltby

      Marybeth Maltby

      Feb 8, 2019

      Love all the amazing things you do.just wish I lived closer soI could bring my grandson to the club

      £20.00

    • Thomas Montano

      Thomas Montano

      Feb 8, 2019

      This is a wonderful and creative projects for the Little Explorers!CheersThomas

      £100.00

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      Feb 8, 2019

    • Gail Coady

      Gail Coady

      Feb 8, 2019

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    Arabella Carter-Johnson

    Arabella Carter-Johnson

    Market Harborough

    Autism Mother, bestselling author of the book 'Iris Grace', photographer & Founder of the Club. The Little Explorers has become part of family life, Arabella has opened up her home to help other families.

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