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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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    13

    • Nancy Schoenfeld

      Nancy Schoenfeld

      May 20, 2019

      £400.00

    • Leo Wood

      Leo Wood

      Apr 13, 2019

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

      £15.00

    • Jasmin Hiesberger

      Jasmin Hiesberger

      Mar 15, 2019

      With love from Spain

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 2, 2019

      Good luck with this!

    • Kicki

      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..

      £100.00

    • Amanda Westmore

      Amanda Westmore

      Feb 22, 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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