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A new arrival

Posted by TB on 22 February 2016

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Thank you from Forest School

Posted by TB on 10 February 2016

Following on from the forest school visit by pupils of St John's School we had some beautiful thank you cards, some great pictures of the animals that the children saw and lots of hot chocolate! Great work guys and thank you for the lovely messages too.

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Activity Networking Meetings

Posted by TB on 1 February 2016

What a success!

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Forest Schools at Orchard Trust

Posted by Tina Baker on 28 January 2016

January has seen the Learning Centre working in partnership with St Johns' School in Coleford to help them deliver the Forest School element of their curriculum.  Forest School is designed to help children learn skills and develop confidence in an outdoor environment that includes trees.  

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Sensory Garden News

Posted by on 14 January 2016

On 12th Jan 2016 the second phase of the sensory garden took place, Scott Baine of the Rewild Project in conjunction with 10 students from RFDC studying support and outdoor education volunteered to move and lay 10 ton of dust to provide a top layer for the paths which will enable wheelchair access to the sensory garden. 

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Well done Otto!

Posted by Tina Baker on 24 December 2015

Otto has been working hard and as a result, Dachshunds of Gloucestershire have chosen The Orchard Trust to be one of their small charities to receive donations  from monies raised in 2016.

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Activity Champion Networking Meetings

Posted by Tina Baker on 22 December 2015

Dates are set for next years Activity Champion meetings, give us a call to book your free place!

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Christmas Party 2015!

Posted by Tina Baker on 22 December 2015

A big thank you to the Friends of Orchard Trust who have been fundraising for us this year and have been working with the homes on their wish lists.

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Christmas Carol Service 2015

Posted by Tina Baker on 7 December 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us at the Christmas Carol service this year. It was lovely to see service users from all of our homes and friends and family.

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Networking with the Activity Champions

Posted by Tina Baker on 25 November 2015

A very successful morning was had last week for Activity Champions from the Forest of Dean, Cheltenham and Gloucester.  The most recent Activity Champions Networking meeting was held in Hignham and was very well attended!

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