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Funding boost for Orchard Playgroup

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Funding boost for Orchard Playgroup thumbnailThe staff from the Orchard Playgroup in Ballykelly were delighted this week to announce that they have received £30,000 funding from Children In Need to become the first ‘Forest School’ for pre-school children in Northern Ireland. The award will let Tara-

BBC Children in Need has awarded a total of £30,000 in new funding to a local group working with children and young people across Limavady. This latest boost of funding, from the Charity's Small Grants programme, brings the total currently invested in County Londonderry to more than £2 million.
Orchard Community Playgroup will use the funding, over three years, to run a Forest School project for pre-school age children in the area. The project will enable the young people to learn about nature, have fun outdoors, enjoy new experiences and make friends whilst improving their emotional well-being and physical health.
Tara-Del Cooper, Playgroup Leader said: "We're delighted to have been awarded with this grant from BBC Children in Need which will enable us to provide Forest School experiences for children in our community that don't normally have the opportunity to learn in the outdoors. A huge thank you to everyone that has made this possible."
This is the third time that BBC Children in Need has awarded new funding to projects across the UK this year, with further funding to be allocated throughout 2017.

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