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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