"Wow my family visited today for the morning session and my little boy absolutely loved it so much to do he especially enjoyed the mud kitchen and wheel barrows would highly recommend and can't wait to come again."

Jessica S

ECO SKEGNESS


The ECO Centre is a small non-profit organisation, based in Skegness Lincolnshire, focused on building stronger communities; by connecting people with each other and the environment. Seagull Recycling started in 1989 as community group engaged in raising awareness of environmental issues, we progressed to managing the former Skegness Landfill Site and turned it into the Coastal Eco Centre; where we have developed meadows, woodlands, boundary habitats, wetlands and garden areas to enable people to become involved in all aspects of healthy living.

Our standards, policies and procedures reflect our commitment to offering equal opportunities and creating safe/secure learning environments where individuals irrespective of age, background or ability can flourish.

Starting in 1989 as community group engaged in raising awareness of environmental issues, we progressed to managing the former Skegness Landfill Site and turned it into the Coastal Eco Centre; where we have developed meadows, woodlands, boundary habitats, wetlands and garden areas to enable people to become involved in all aspects of healthy living. Our services help beneficiaries move closer towards their goals and increase skills, confidence and self-belief.

This can involve project staff, qualified and skilled in the field of education and mentoring, delivering personalised, fun, hands-on and inspiring sessions in our site and the community. All activities are bespoke and person-centred, providing experiences which are motivating and achievable including; den building, nature walks, woodland crafts and campfire cooking.

Beneficiaries are enabled to learn through exploration, following their own initiative with the support of each other and project staff. This encourages beneficiaries to make new friends, learn new skills and become stronger individuals as they participate in shared outdoor experiences and re-engage with society. We deliver to over 30 reginal schools/institutions, from nursery to college, both in their sites and at ours; supporting families, reducing the chances of exclusion, enriching curriculums, developing grounds and sharing best practice.

We have no barriers to involvement and offer bespoke programme and activities to people of all ages and abilities - our youngest participant is under 1 year of age and the oldest is 91 and have a strong ethos of community support.

The Organisation is developed, managed and run by local people for local people. Family support activities and the approach to, and assistance for, the supporting network surrounding clients is heavily undertaken to ensure that clients can maximise their time with us and gain the most from their learning, participation, placement or training. ECO stands for ‘Educating Communities Outdoors’ and this works alongside our wide range of opportunities both indoors and outdoors.

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