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The Kings Dam Project

If you are looking for a place to learn more about the Environment around we live in or simply somewhere to escape to and fnd some 'Me' time then The Kings Dam Project can fulfil both those needs. Fresh air and wih a strong community feel as well as outdoor cooking and all the equipment provided on site come and join us to experience more. Al our projects are run by 2 members of Staff, David Reynolds is an Ecologist and a Practitioner of Outdoor Education and Michelle Blake is a Psychohterpaist and Supporting Practitoner of Outdoor Education. The Kings Dam Project has specific Learning Aims and Objectives for those wanting more educational aspects and for those simply wanting to potter and meet other people The Kings Dam Project can provide it all.  

Below is a list of the Learning Aim and Objectives of the Kings Dam Project, for those individuals or groups more interested in the educational aspect of joining the project:

Learning Aims and objectives for the Kings Dam project

  1. Drainage and Irrigation in the area used for planting and fruit to support growing
  2. Environmental Science – identifying soil types, conditions and how they differ from area to area
  3. Ecology – Animals, birds and invertebrate identification and the roles they all play within the food web
  4. Dyke – to build a platform over the dyke to create an area for educational purposes such as pond dipping
  5. To help clients understand the importance of good preparation of our soils within our growing areas and the reasons why
  6. Management and correct control of the land in order to protect the habitats within our specific area
  7. To be able to identify different wild plants that are edible, berries, trees and fruits
  8. To gain further knowledge and the importance of a better bio diverse environment
  9. Animal Care and Husbandry – to help clients understand the importance of animal welfare, their living conditions, protection and wellbeing
  10. Helping clients to develop a greater understanding of the reasons behind decisions made on site and enable them to become more proactive in making more ecological efficient choices.
  11. To gain a better knowledge of the wildlife and different habitats with in the Project site. Identifying the importance of working compassionately to support and create a better bio diverse area as part of the Kings Dam project.
  12. To gain an understanding of management skills and tool use through practical demonstration, teaching and actual hands on practicing.
  13. To look at health and safety aspects while onsite and become aware of our own impact while carrying out this work.
  14. To learn how to build fires and burn debris in a safe way, not just for ourselves but the site safety also
  15. Safety while in the work place, PPE and correct tool use and reasons why. 

Who to contact

Name
Michelle Blake
Position
Project Leader
Telephone
07523948394
Email
michelleblakehwfoundation@gmail.com
Website
http://www.thehopeandwellbeingfoundation.co.uk
Address
5 Forge Grove
Gillingham
Beccles
Suffolk
Postcode
NR34 0AE

Additional contact

Name
David Reynolds
Position
Site Manager
Telephone
07775954677
Email
davidreynolds153@gmail.com

Where to go

Name
The Kings Dam Project
Address
Kings Dam
Gillingham
Beccles
Suffolk
Postcode
NR34 0LG
Area served
Lowestoft, Beccles, Suffolk Coastal, North Lowestoft, Halesworth, Suffolk, Oulton Broad, Kessingland, Waveney, Southwold, Bungay
Venue Email
thehopeandwellbeingfoundation@gmail.com
Venue Website
http://www.thehopeandwellbeingfoundation.co.uk
Parking details
There is off road parking at the site
Transport
Buses into Gillingham run every hour

Days & Times

Week days
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
10.30-2.30pm

Other details

Cost Details
£75 a day per person
Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Self referal is possible as well as referals through GP Surgeries and Mental Health Organisations

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking


Notes

At the moment we have specialised in running the Project for clients with Substance Misuse issues, dual diagnosis and on probation. We have just started devloping links with the local school to run Forest School activities onsite and are keen to develop these areas as well as opening the project and are other projects to other client groups and ages.

Last Updated
14/05/2014

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