What’s On at Bodster?

Fully funded Developing Confidence places
We have fully funded places available on an accredited Developing Confidence and Self- Awareness course, through being  an EAQ Approved Centre, accredited by OCN London.

Never too Old
We run a “Never too Old” session most Friday mornings from 10am to 12 noon – contact us for more details.

Short Break
We run “ Short Breaks” sessions through the Isle of Wight Council for children with additional needs most Saturdays – contact us for more details.

Mums Course
New “Mum’s course” coming up in the Spring – contact us for more details.

Adults with Additional Needs
We run a session for adults with Additional needs on a Monday morning 10am to 12 noon – contact us for more details

Volunteering Possibilities
We run a session to help people learn how to volunteer both at Bodster and elsewhere on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30-3.30pm – contact us for more details

Team Building sessions
We run sessions for Corporates for Team Building – contact us for more details

Individual School sessions
We run sessions for school pupils – individual sessions – contact us for more details

People with Mental Health issues/ Depression
We run sessions for people referred to us with mental health issues/ depression – contact us for more details

Countryside Course
We are running a new Countryside Course, launched in Autumn 2019 and running until Spring 2020 now available to local primary and secondary schools. The course has been made possible with help from a Secure Communities Award and this course provides gardening skills and includes training in positive mindfulness strategies

Co-Op Community Funding
Through being one of the local Shanklin Co-op Community Fund Recipients this year we have funds to run some sessions to develop a sensory nature habitat to help young and older learners learn about nature and how to preserve it. We hope to engage younger children with our older learners to help them work together and so feel that the countryside becomes an area they want to protect and develop – we will use ipads to develop a visual picture of their work which we will display locally – do get in touch with Giles and Jo Boddington to find out more about this project

Healthwatch Isle of Wight Community Cash Fund
As a result of receiving funds from Healthwatch we are running a project for 10 weeks of outdoor activities ( some indoor in bad weather) in our non-pressurised setting for 15 learners, some who will be new and some who have come to Bodster in the past, with mental health issues/depression, especially those who feel isolated and/or with learning disabilities. This will be a new project where learners can work together to complete some conservation work at Bodster CIC, including planting seeds and trees and also some nature-based craft to help improve their mental well-being and enable them to develop mindfulness techniques through team exercises. – do get in touch with Giles and Jo Boddington to find out more about this project