Nature, Photography & Drama / Film making at Brayards Estate

Over a period of 1 year the project shall run a series of FREE workshops focusing on four different areas:

Nature / Forest School, Gardening, Drama / Film-making & Photography.

20 FREE Nature / Forest School sessions shall be focused at younger children & will involve them learning about wildlife and creating items such as bird feeders, bug hotels, natural perfumes & shampoos.These sessions shall teach these urban young people about the nature around them, what they can do to protect it and to be more sustainable (recycling materials etc).

20 FREE Gardening sessions shall be aimed mainly at younger people but older people can also attend to learn skills. Through these sessions participants shall learn how to grow organic fruit and veg, maintain estate green spaces & learn to cook healthy meals from what they grow at the estate allotment.

10 FREE Drama / film-making workshops shall work with young people and adults to develop their own short films. Participants shall learn the skills through developing their ideas, scripting, casting, filming, editing and promoting the film online.

20 FREE Photography workshops shall work with young people and adults looking at a wide range of photography techniques and creating online portfolios of their work.

This project is funded by Southwark Council Joint security initiative (JSI) grant of £10,881. With additional support from BETRA partner Embrace Cooperation Ltd of a environmental education tutor supporting gardening & nature / forest school sessions until June 2015 funded by City Bridge Trust.