Nature in Art - Assistance for Schools
The policy of the Nature in Art Education Programme is to encourage people to learn through practical activities and new experiences and to have fun.
However, we have been informed by some schools that they are unable to afford to take part. So, we would like to subsidise their visits to us.
September 2010 - July 2011
Nature in Art Trust
Some special schools, rural schools or inner city schools have found that they either can't bring enough children to cover our minimum costs or they are unable to raise enough money for the coach travel. They are therefore unable to participate in external activities such as our education programme.
We would like to raise enough money to subsidise these schools either by waving our participation fee or by offering to pay for their coach hire.
To raise money for travel and attendance costs.
Activities» We will promote giving to this fund through our website, external events and members newsletter.
Success will be having enough money to contact those schools having difficulty, enabling them to participate and helping them to meet curriculum targets.
Last year we had over 3,000 children visit us as part of our education programme. We would like to ensure that next year all schools, who want to, are able to participate and are not restricted by their funds.
We will monitor the percentage of children able to attend due to this fund.
The main risk is that the schools will not want to participate even with the funding. However, having spoken to some of the schools we do not see this as a problem.
Petrol prices will no doubt contiue to rise which could mean that we are uanble to help as many schools as we have initially planned however we feel that is still important to help the schools most in need.
We will keep The Big Give project details up to date, provide details on our website and in our newsletter.
Budget - Project Cost: £3,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,000 Place or Travel Ablility to offer 750 children a place or travel costs at £4 each
Nature in Art is the UK's only museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. We run an education programme for all ages and have just been awarded the quality mark for education outside the classroom.
We are based in Gloucestershire between Gloucester and Tewkesbury.
Gloucester has two inner city wards within the worst 10% most deprived in England, and Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean also have badly deprived areas. Gloucestershire also has 14 special schools.
We therefore feel that there are a large number of children who could benefit from our education programme.
Our education programme has specially commended in the 'Best Education Programme in a Museum' category of the National Heritage Museum of the Year Awards. It has also twice been featured in the Times Educational Supplement and we have just been awarded the Quality mark for education outise the classroom.
Nature in Art offers something different. Unique within the UK, we cover not only local arts and crafts but international works as well and covering all areas of the curriculum.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Christina Leach - Education Officer
Christina runs our education programme and is in contact with the schools in Gloucestershire.
Simon Trapnell - Director
Simon is the Director of Nature in Art and is at the forefront of running the museum and gallery.
Rose Stinchcombe - Marketing
Rose will help publicise the fundraising project.