Murton Trust for Education and the Environment

Murton Trust for Education and the Environment

Charity information

Murton Trust for Education and the Environment

Murton Trust is located just outside Forfar, Angus. We utilise our nature reserve, visitor farm and tearoom to operate a vocational training centre for young people aged 14 to 19.

Founded 2001

  • Mission statement

    We are an SQA accredited vocational training centre for young people aged 14:19 who are unable to cope with mainstream academic education; are at risk of leaving school with little or no qualifications and that demonstrate some barrier to learning and those at risk of social and employment exclusion as a consequence of little or no school achievement. We also work in partnership with government organisations to provide a unique, innovative and essential service through work experience placements for the young people in Angus who have left school with no positive destination.
    We work with Angus and Dundee Councils with young people coming to us from most of the Angus secondary schools including Rossie School Secure Centre and from the Dundee education department. We offer vocational SQA qualifications to all our students from Access 3 level to National 5 level and use our nature reserve, farm and tea room as resources to allow hands on learning. Qualifications which can be achieved include estate skills, fencing, animal handling, animal husbandry, employability skills and personal development awards.
    By providing our unique service to the local young people we can ensure that they are encouraged to be involved in learning valuable life skills and at the same time becoming involved in the community.

  • Aims

    Murton Trust for Education and the Environment aims to:

    • Advance the education of the public, especially young people, in nature, the environment and living and working in the countryside. To teach life skills and encourage the community to come together.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2001

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 01307 819491

    Address: Murton Steading Arbroath Road Forfar DD8 2RZ

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