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.
COVID 19 – At present we are no longer running the Never Too old sessions on a Friday morning due partly to Covid restrictions but anyone interested in joining a similar Group Social session please do get in touch as we hope to set up a similar type of session on a Friday in the near future.
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 Re-Building Trust and Confidence out of Lockdown“. 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