Exciting things are happening at The Island Project! - We are currently fund raising in the hope to raise enough money to structure a project for our students which will involve building a state of the art Chick Hutch. The plan is to incubate some chicken eggs, then house them in the Chick Hutch which will be built meanwhile. For lots more information about me, the project and how to donate please visit: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/investment/baby-chick-hutch-the-island-project-1705
Should the project make the total amount required, the Chick Hutch will be on display at our summer event and updates will be posted all over our Facebook page during the build and egg incubation stages.
We have over the last months made huge headway with some vital construction works in the eventual aim of building a larger car park on a current menage area. A drainage system has been designed, and has started to take shape with the help of our students. This important construction work was not possible without the help of the kind people at Osmaston Men's Social Club, Alvaston, Derby who have been raising funds for our project for 12 months.
During February half term the staff worked their socks off to complete a new computer room. This involved pulling all the old interior out with the help of our students, then re-laying the floor, building some desk areas and finishing off all the cosmetics in time for the new term! It has been absolutely wonderful to see our children and young people enjoying an area which is relaxing and warm during these cold months! The Hub hosts 3 computers and a printer. We would like to thank Richard Plummer for donating two excellent computers.
Only last month we were able to continue work on the sensory garden, an area in which children and young people can relax, escape to when angry and be used as an alternative learning area. With student help we laid a pathway using pea gravel. Once the sun starts to come out and summer is upon us I'm sure this area will be a huge hit. - The sensory garden has been built using money from last years open day, so that means a huge thanks to the whole community.
It is nice to see our students (some who come once or twice and others everyday) progressing and developing. We have been gearing up for Aim Award Verification and have had some very positive feedback for submitted work. All of our students who sent off work have passed their qualification. This in itself is a massive achievement.
Thoughts are now starting to slightly drift towards summer, planning and preparing for another summer event which we hope everyone will come to enjoy another fantastic day!
News updates and pictures are always on our Facebook page and eventually on our website.
Please continue to support our project,
The Island Project Team