Last Child in the Woods: A Slow Forest School (Dundee)
BFEP is run by a local management group (LMG) with the help of a Project Worker. Predominantly funded by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Dundee City Council BFEP has undertaken a number of projects within the local community to achieve its aims, with the help of additional grants from other funding bodies including the Scottish Executive and, Awards for All and Communities Scotland.
The main aims of the project are:
To improve the environment of Broughty Ferry
To provide environmental information
- To involve schools, community groups and youth groups in projects which will enhance the local community
The overarching aim of the ‘Silvery Threads’ project was to enable local children to have hands-on opportunities to learn some of the traditional crafts and skills that were practised by people living and working close to the River Tay Estuary in the past.
the opportunity to visit "The Discovery" and learn some traditional skills on board
.... and make some lovely t-shirts.
Reed candle making and willow weaving
The project explored the historical connections between the areas' cultural heritage and its natural heritage, using locally grown and imported plant fibres, it has helped the children to develop a variety of craft skills.
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