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Very occasional opportunities for outdoor training in woodland management for volunteers.

We are now in our sixth year of working with Adult Education in Gloucestershire.  For a number of years we have taken an integrated approach to this – offering courses in practical conservation to students at Ruskin Mill College and clients at Park House (day centre for people experiencing mental health difficulties).  The work undertaken on these courses directly contributes to our biodiversity targets, meaning that we can offer exciting opportunities for these learners to make a real practical difference while learning in safe and supportive groups, and at their own pace.  During this year, we have added similar courses for The Nelson Trust, a locally based charity which works with people with substance misuse problems.  All three of these groups are given the time and support needed to help them learn new skills and take responsibility for their work.  This leads to increased confidence and self-esteem, which in turn contributes to achieving individual personal, social and educational goals.

During this year, SVP has been pleased to offer help and support to a number of existing and emerging community groups and projects.

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FLLN (Family Learning Literacy and Numeracy) courses have become a feature of our contract with Adult Education in Gloucestershire.  Our Go Wild! courses are aimed at adults with basic skills needs and their families, and introduce literacy and numeracy through wildlife themes and activities.  During 2008 we ran these courses extremely successfully at Cashes Green and Cam Everlands primary schools.  We are delighted that seven adults from the Cam Everlands course gained the confidence to go on to attend literacy and numeracy courses in conjunction with Stroud College, leading to level 1 or 2 qualifications.  As a new venue for these courses, Cashes Green attracted fewer families, but the courses were popular and enjoyed by those who took part which provides a good basis for rolling out future courses at the school.

Adult Education also supported a repeat of our “Wild Resolutions” courses as part of the Family Learning Festival for 2008.  These courses of three sessions of two hours aim to explore ways of living in a more sustainable way, and provide families with ideas on what they can do themselves, even on a tight budget.  Subjects included wildlife gardening, composting and recycling – and by the end of the courses participants showed positive changes in their attitudes and behaviour.  This year the courses took place at Cashes Green Primary School and Parliament Children’s Centre and have offered a good means of recruitment for FLLN courses planned for the coming year.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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