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Supporting Special Children

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Projects to break down barriers

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Working for our Outdoor Learning Centre



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sliderpicOur children want what we all want -- to be accepted and to make their way in life the best way that they can.They just need a little extra, special help.

Rowdeford Charity Trust raises money needed to fund projects to advance the education of children with special educational needs.

The Trust has helped to  fund innovative projects using resources within the Rowdeford School campus that could not otherwise take place. Over the years there have been many successes but, of course, there is always the need for more. The Trust is now working with the school to build an Outdoor Learning Centre in the woodlands adjoining the school. A tremendous opportunity to use and share outdoor skills and learning to break down barriers between people with special needs, the wider community and workplaces.

Outdoor Learning for Guests at Project Launch

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The many invited guests who attended the launch party for the Rowdeford Outdoor Learning Centre on the 25th September 2015 not only learnt about the exciting project but also experienced the delights of 'Learning Outside the Classroom'  

The Rowdeford Charity Trust Trustees, Patrons  and School staff welcomed some eighty guests to the Arts Centre at the School for an update on the project, its fundraising and a chance to see the site on which the works will take place. What they did not expect though was the fact that they could have some 'fun' doing a typical lesson. Ingrid Sidmouth Head of the School and John Craze the tutor responsible for Outdoor Learning at the school made a short presentation, followed by John ushering everyone outside for the surprise session.

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 As John said a typical class would not be as big as the many guests that where there, however despite a lot of chatter and laughter everyone had three short lessons in numeracy, literacy and communication. It was observed that many tried to cheat, break the rules or even rewrite the rules but in the end many got the hang of it !  


After the lesson before it got too dark everyone took a a stroll down to the Project site. There too there was more surprises! The new school Yurt had been erected and everyone was able to see the completed access road and cleared surroundings.


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      John Craze LOtC Tutor shows Claire Perry MP the derelict building that will be restored.

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Greenhouse Repairs

New glass and repairs

Over the school holidays the Victorian Greenhouse within the school kitchen garden has been repaired. Careful work was undertaken to reglaze and repair the old and cherished structure. 



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Rowdeford Charity Trust
1, Coach House Mews,
Devizes, SN10 2QR 

Registered Charity - 1088605

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