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Closed 31/08/2019

raised of £3,000 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,020 to The Little Explorers Activity Club CIC Aquaponics Project

    Market Harborough
    Funded on Saturday, 31st August 2019

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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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      • Serena


        Jul 4, 2019

        Sounds like a great project. Hope you raise your total. Serena x

      • Nancy Schoenfeld

        Nancy Schoenfeld

        May 20, 2019


      • Leo Wood

        Leo Wood

        Apr 13, 2019

        Hi Arabella, hope Iris is doing brilliantly, sounds like another brilliant project, Leo x


      • Jasmin Hiesberger

        Jasmin Hiesberger

        Mar 15, 2019

        With love from Spain


      • Anonymous


        Mar 2, 2019

        Good luck with this!

      • Kicki


        Feb 26, 2019

        Best of luck with this project, Iris and Arabella, and I hope you'll enjoy your ride as well.

      • Isabelle Vienne-Pax

        Isabelle Vienne-Pax

        Feb 26, 2019

        Bravo pour tous ces jolis projets!Beaucoup d'énergie et d'enthousiasme.Ça vaut le coup de participer à tout ça.Continuez..


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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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