Children's Community Allotment
Our Children’s community allotment is made up of two plots at Coxlodge allotments in Fawdon. We run 3 projects from the allotment
Weekly Drop in sessions
These sessions are relaxed drop in sessions for children and young people. Activities are child led and cover a range of gardening and craft activities. These sessions run from Early April to the end of October
Roots to Health and Happiness
This 7 week course is aimed at children and young people aged 12 – 18 who are experiencing anxiety or other mental health concerns which are affecting their school attendance. The sessions are staffed by youth workers and a therapeutic play worker and use a combination of gardening and craft actives as well as reflective practice work. The aim is to first help the young people to relax and feel comfortable and gel together as a group. Once they are comfortable we work towards enabling the participants to work out what their barriers are to being in school and to either overcome them or to identify accommodations or support which would enable them to return to more regularly attending school.
Roots to Health
This project delivers a level one Practical Horticulture qualification from City and Guilds. We work with a range of young people for this project. Some of our cohorts are from Special Education settings where access to practical qualifications is a welcome addition to the more traditional curriculum. We also work with young people who may be away from education for a range of reasons. We can work with 8 young people per cohort.