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. We can continue this work through a Postcode Local trust grant and a Tesco Groundworks Covid19 grant.
We run “ Short Breaks” sessions through the Isle of Wight Council for children with additional needs most Saturdays – contact us for more details.
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
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
We are running a new Countryside Courses now available to local primary and secondary schools. These courses provide opportunities to develop gardening skills and include training in positive mindfulness strategies
Co-Op Community Funding
Through being one of the local Shanklin Co-op Community Fund Recipients we received 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. Thank you Co-op! We hope to continue to develop this Sensory area– do get in touch with Giles and Jo Boddington to find out more about this.
Healthwatch Isle of Wight Community Cash Fund
As a result of receiving funds from Healthwatch we ran a project in our non-pressurised setting for people with mental health issues/depression, especially those who feel isolated and/or with learning disabilities. Thank you Healthwatch!. Through a grant from Awards for All Covid19 we can continue this work through our project “Ponies Empowering People” Learners will continue to 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