Grant funding boost for Instow
INSTOW is the latest community to benefit from a North Devon Council grant. Councillor Brian Moores, has recently given Community Councillor Grants to Instow in Bloom, Instow Parish Hall s centenary, Lovacott School s environmental bags co-op and the fore
INSTOW is the latest community to benefit from a North Devon Council grant.
Councillor Brian Moores, has recently given Community Councillor Grants to Instow in Bloom, Instow Parish Hall's centenary, Lovacott School's environmental bags co-op and the forest school at Instow Primary School.
This year the Council is providing �65,000 of funding to community and voluntary groups or organisations through the grants. Each councillor has �1,500 to spend on projects within their electoral ward each year.
During a recent visit to the forest school with Instow Primary School Cllr Moores was able to experience first hand the benefit that the grant has made to the school. The school has been able to buy new equipment to use at the forest school including a storm kettle, ropes, knives and an all weather shelter.
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He said: "I am delighted to be able to help different groups within the local community through my councillor grants. The forest school in particular is a great initiative to let the school children enjoy the great outdoors, learn new skills and about the environment."
Karen Brewer, a forest school leader at the school, said: "The forest school is a great opportunity to get the children out of the classroom to develop self-confidence, self esteem and understand all about responsible risk taking.
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"The activities that the children do will develop as they go through the school as they learn more about using the environment and respecting it. We are extremely grateful for the grant that we have received and welcome Cllr Moores to join in at the forest school any time.