More children will be encouraged to explore the magic of the great outdoors, thanks to a charity windfall.
Those visiting Slaithwaite-based charity Be More Outdoors will be able to get even closer to nature, after Kirklees’ community foundation One Community gave it £3,000 of Comic Relief funding.
They will be able to play in an even larger green space that will eventually become a fully-fledged natural outdoor centre.
The centre will hire a project manager who will put on more activities to help children gain more practical skills in woodland crafts and learn how to use tools and fire safely.
Be More Outdoors was established in 2011 to run both cheap family forest schools and bush craft sessions. It holds three sessions a week, costing £3 each, for dozens of students aged from zero to eight-years-old.
Chairman of Be More Outdoors Fiona Hopkins said: “We are extremely grateful to Comic Relief for their support. We can now expand and in turn give children more opportunities to be outside, learn and develop.”
The next round of One Community funding will be open to applications in the autumn.
Click here to visit the One Community website or call 01484 468397.
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