Vote Wiston Lodge for more Path Opportunities!

PLEASE HELP us to engage with more Children and Young Adults with Additional Support Needs through our inspiring, ground-breaking project, the Path of the Little People! VOTE, SHARE & SPREAD THE WORD! https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/vot…/project/view/17-4040 Over the past year, we’ve welcomed teams of children and young people to Wiston Lodge to help us develop our interactive trail! From uprooting tree stumps to digging the path foundations…to more digging and…yes…yet more digging, our visiting groups have been instrumental in enabling this project to progress and we’re nearly there! Beyond the digging, groups have started to engage with the structures, cleaning our Viking Longship,

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Annual General Meeting 2017

In this our tenth year as an independent charity we are holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th November 2017. All are welcome to come and find out what we have been up to this past year and to elect our board of directors. We will be offering a buffet meal at 6.00pm followed by the meeting at 7.00pm We aim to for the proceeding to be finished by 9.00pm. This will be a very informal gathering of friends, guests and supporters of the charity to hear about what we have been up to and what’s to come, and

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Christmas Parties at Wiston Lodge 2017

Whether you visited us earlier in the year, are one of our 3rd sector partners or are a corporate group/company looking for something different for your Christmas party, Wiston Lodge might be the place for you. In the lead up to Christmas we’re offering team development days to bring your group together with our team building activities and a festive meal in front of a roaring fire. Team Development Overnight Join us for an end of year festive team development/celebration overnight. Arrive for freshly made bowl of hot soup and warm bread, followed by an afternoon of team development with

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Pilot Scheme Funding Awarded from Awards for All and Big Lottery

Wiston Lodge has just received a £9851 grant from the Big Lottery Fund through its Awards for All funding programme. The funding will allow us to launch a timely, collaborative project, “Going for Gold!” with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) and regional secondary schools’ Additional Support Needs (ASN) units. The project will empower participants to work towards attaining their DofE Bronze Award while improving their outdoor survival skills and personal, social and emotional development skills. Under this programme’s auspices, Wiston Lodge will organise four five-day courses in 2017 and 2018, with scheduled activities taking place at Wiston and in

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Path to Success: A Resource for All

Inclusivity of all children and young people is an approach Wiston Lodge adopts in all aspects of its centre development. Our key project ‘Path of the Little People’ is representative of this ethos. Our aim on the project is to provide a platform for children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) to use their imaginations, express ideas and develop creativity. ‘Path of the Little People’ brings the classroom outdoors. Outdoor education that focuses on building creative learning spaces, encouraging free play and supporting children to assess risk is what we are all about. We recognised that to build

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Award from Tesco

Tesco Bags of Help – Winners!

If you’re fairly local to Wiston Lodge, you may have seen that in February we were shortlisted for the supermarket store Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ programme, alongside other local charities across the south west of Scotland. Thanks to everyone who dropped their tokens in the Wiston Lodge box at the checkout! We are delighted to announce that we were the leading charity and have been awarded a grand total of £2,100! This will be put towards new protective equipment to keep our visiting groups safe and warm whilst working on the Path of the Little People and future groups whilst

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