• …in Cheltenham, an affluent town, approximately 13.4% of children are ‘living in poverty’?
• …the number of exclusions in Cheltenham schools has remained above the county, regional and national levels and is continuing to rise?
• …there is a strong correlation between poverty, poor mental health and risk of exclusion from school?
• The school would like to create an outdoor learning space by recycling shipping containers and turning concreted areas into a wildlife space where the children will learn in various subjects.
• This area will be carbon neutral and use solar energy and rain water harvesting, teaching the children how to look after their beautiful world!
• Learning lab will be opened out of school time to community groups to inspire them too.
• The total cost is £51,000. The school have been pledged £25,000 if they can find match funding to be able to begin the project.
• I am Anna Katarzyna Manouchery. Both of my children attend St Gregory’s School.
• I would love to support this exciting project because it shapes children's future by enhancing their learning,
promoting eco-friendly lifestyles and highlighting the importance of sustainable living. It addresses the widening inequality gap because it is for all to use and learn together, irrespective of background. It is also for use by other community groups further afield than the school.
For these reasons, I will be undertaking my sponsored trek to raise money towards this courageous venture!
• I will be leaving to undertake my trek on 13th October 2019 and I am planning to reach Annapurna Base Camp in Himalayas.
• This is the most physically and mentally ambitious project I have ever taken on, especially as I was not really an active person prior to setting this goal. I see this trek as a once in a lifetime adventure!
• I am trekking to influence the future of all of our local children and highlight the impact the widening inequality gap has on the community.
Join me in both trekking and fundraising adventures by supporting the cause and donating via the link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/learning-outdoors-project?utm_id=1&utm_term=3BN8jxJw9