Trust’s bid for funding to add to popular outdoor classroom
- Credit: Simon Parkin
A trust which transformed a neglected nature trail into an outdoor learning area is asking for the public’s support in its bid to earn crucial funding.
Scole Nature Trails Trust (SNTT) is in the running for £3,000 as part of the Calor Rural Community Fund, which asks people to donate to their favourite community scheme.
The 10 with the most donations will earn £500, before a panel of judges grant their top six an additional £2,500.
SNTT intends to use funds on new seating for Scole Pocket Park’s outdoor classroom, opened last year following a project which saw volunteers rejuvenate an overgrown wilderness.
Leigh Trevail, fundraiser and trustee at SNTT, said: “Getting this new furniture is a big step forward for us and the benefits will be felt for many years.
“Primary school children absolutely love the classroom. Teachers say the kids are more attentive and it gives them a reason to look forward to going to school.”
Visit the Calor Rural Community Fund website to donate to Scole Nature Trails Trust.