Thursday, 1 February 2007

I went somewhere else really special today... a brilliant place full of talented individuals releasing a very special environmental magic...

I had been invited to Skelton Grange Environmental Centre which must be one of the best kept secrets in Leeds. It's a wonderful place run by the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.
Skelton Grange Environment Centre is an innovative environmental education project that aims to bring alive the issues surrounding sustainable development. Their award winning and environmentally designed centre is fantastic and together with the surrounding wildlife area, supports a wide range of activities including education and training sessions, practical conservation and volunteer development. They work with children, young people and adults; schools, playschemes, community groups and individuals and help people develop an understanding and appreciation of their environment and their role in safeguarding its future.

BTCV was set up in 1959, and has a successful history of environmental conservation volunteering throughout the UK and around the world. As a charity, BTCV is almost entirely reliant on voluntary donations. Their vision is for a better environment where people are valued, included and involved. Their mission is to create a more sustainable future by inspiring people and improving places.

Green issues and sustainability are key issues for every school in Leeds and the Skelton Grange provides a real centre of excellence. If you haven't been you should go...
The Centre web site is

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