Off Grid Kids – received Stalled Spaces Scotland funding by East Renfrewshire Council to deliver a series of taster sessions at a small woodland area. This case study was originally written in 2017 to document the community engagement work and funding from Stalled Spaces Scotland. The full case study is available for download.
Established in 2016, Off Grid Kids CIC encourages children to once again play outdoors, and to experience nature whilst living in an urban environment. They identified an area of disused land next to a scout hall. This provided an ideal base for children to explore. The sessions are delivered throughout the year by a trained forest school leader and a small team, including volunteers.
Through Stalled Spaces Scotland, East Renfrewshire Council funded Off Grid Kids to deliver a series of taster sessions at their site- a small area of woodland in Clarkston. Thanks to these sessions, children tried new outdoor activities. Due in-part to the success, the organisation now offers after school provision to four primary schools and forest school clubs.
‘It’s sparked children’s Imagination, and sometimes they just need to realise the world is not contained behind a computer screen.’
Jacqui Framie, Off Grid Kids
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Our case studies series shows the benefits of good design in Scotland’s built environment. We highlight the processes behind our built environment as well as the finished result, to grow our collective understanding of good design practice. More of our case studies are available here. We want to build this resource, so if you have a question or comment about our Case Studies series, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Last updated: 17th of April, 2020]