Archive November 2017

EWT North Essex Day Projects

Abberton Hall, Essex

Essex Wildlife Project

We have a variety of one day projects at the Essex Wildlife Trust, feedback from some of the volunteers and service users;

‘I went to this new project, I went there in my car all alone. A bit anxious when I got there but I was really looked after especially by Emma’ – Simon Read more…

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John Muir Award in Leader Training

John Muir Award in Leader Training

Volunteers Jim and Dave attended a 2 day residential course in Norfolk for the John Muir Award Leader Training. Here Dave gives us a brief overview of the impact of that training.

We also offer the John Muir Award in Conservation.  An environmental awards scheme focused on wild places. It is a way to connect with nature and appreciate nature, greenspace and wild landscapes. It will help promote personal development through outdoor experience and to encourage awareness, understanding and responsibility for wild spaces.

Dave’s Thoughts

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I wrote my daily diary last night, and whereas usually write one page per day, I wrote five and a half pages. My diary is a prompt to connect with my feelings, and thus access my memories of an event.

I highlighted that I would like to share my moment to moment, but how to express the beauty of realising that I don’t have to pretend to be an adult, I am allowed to be a child and learn anew by using play.

That I can bring others close, and create interest, not by telling some one how to do it, but by setting a stage, were others feel comfortable enough to explore their own ideas and thoughts and thus be able to share the things that they don’t have words for. John Muir is quoted as saying;

“The power of our imagination makes us infinite”.

How can i express my feelings in a few lines.

If you are interested in doing some training then have a look at what we have to offer here. There are a range of volunteering opportunities that you can also access here.

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World AIDS Day Event 1st December

World AIDS Day  – 1st December

A team of local charities are holding a vigil for World AIDS Day. Funky Voices Choir will be singing from 6pm at the war memorial outside the castle gates on Friday 1st December! There will be opportunities for screening between 7-10pm.

The castle and clock tower will also be turned red for this years #SeeRed campaign and Will Quince MP will say a few words. There will be drinks and nibbles at the Outhouse East after the vigil.

World Aids Day Poster

 

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