Housing Company Gives Donation for Inclusive Equipment
We are excited to share that during the 'Lockdown' period, back in April, we were the lucky winners of a 'Persimmon Homes: Building Futures' scheme. We received a whopping £1000 grant towards buying new inclusive equipment for the Centre. This will open up many more opportunities for children visiting us with additional needs, allowing them to take part in more activities when they arrive their group for a day or residential course.Read Read the rest of this article
The 'Fire Pond' in our grounds is a historical relic kept from the times when the house did not have access to running water! This was the source from which water could be drawn from in case of any fires. Nowadays, our instructing staff use the pond to take groups for team building and problem solving activities during their visits to us.
Recently we had sprung a leak and was in desperate need of repair. To our surprise, when our development staff began this work, they discovered the pond was Read the rest of this article
Learning Outside the Classroom heroes honoured at national LOtC Awards 2018
Four leading practitioners in the world of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) have been recognised as ‘LOtC Heroes’ including Dan Riley, a programme leader here at White Hall Outdoor Education Centre. Dan was presented with the 'LOtC Innovator Award' sponsored by YHA and had this to say:
“Receiving the Award has had an immediate impact on STEM Adventure. It has raised its profile both within Derbyshire and Read the rest of this article
Students from Derbyshire schools have been combining outdoor adventure with industry visits to discover how science can help them secure a future career.
A pilot programme backed by local businesses and run at White Hall Centre has already given students from New Mills School and the council’s Virtual School a taste for a career in science.
The centre has put together a programme of science-based activities related to the Key Stage Three curriculum for 11-14 year-olds, combined with visits Read the rest of this article