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Rowdeford Outdoor Learning Centre

Fundraising for Rowdeford Charity Trust

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£110,000
raised of £420,000 target
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Rowdeford Charity Trust

We raised £1million in ten years to develop facilities at Rowdeford School for pupils with complex learning difficulties. They leave school full of confidence, but do not often find work, so we are now creating an Eco Learning Centre to equip them with skills to enhance their employment prospects.

Charity Registration No. 1088605

Story

A visit to Rowdeford School, Rowde, Devizes Wiltshire is an inspiring experience. The location, the historic buildings and the grounds provide an impressive setting for its educational activities as a special needs community school. The school caters for some 130 pupils with complex needs and autistic spectrum disorders.

Within the historic area of the grounds of the school there are two important woodland areas. Within one wood is a former school farm building now derelict. Rowdeford Charity Trust and the School wish to restore and extend this as an Outdoor Learning Space to facilitate and expand the delivery of existing ‘Outdoors Learning’ education to give the pupils experiences that will help them when they leave the school and join the wider community.

With this Centre in place the intention is to create an exemplary facility that extends its work to share and involve the wider community in partnerships. Volunteers, communities and visiting schools will be offered training opportunities thus breaking down barriers between people with special needs and others and becoming a Centre of Excellence of Outdoor Learning.

We are 25% there with grants, donations and pledges but we need your help to raise more. Let the children tell you how much  -

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