Standing for ‘Social Environmental Education Development’ our SEED Centre is the focal point of our work at KIND and central to the achievement of our education aims. Developed in two phases over a ten-year period, our KIND SEED Centre project transformed a derelict inner city site into a state of the art, eco friendly, multi-purpose education and community resource.
Whilst aimed at all ages, the Centre primarily supports the needs and aspirations of children. Opened in January 2008, with a series of pilot projects with local schools, the centre is now fully operational, with our dedicated team of in-house teaching staff leading and developing an innovative programme of education and community projects.
Through partnerships with local schools, education organisations and other agencies, we offer learning and skill development opportunities for children from a range of different backgrounds. We have developed a cross-curricular Science programme (able to support curriculum based learning in key stages 1-3) with carefully planned activities that can support schools in many aspects high on the current education agenda.
SEED has been designed and developed so that each of its key features will help to bring the learning experience to life in an exciting new teaching environment. The Centre itself is a fit for purpose ‘green’ building, constructed using recycled materials from sustainable sources, which illustrates environmental and recycling issues: photo electric cells and solar panels providing electricity, rainwater collected for re-use in the centre and garden, and a small energy generating wind turbine being just a few examples.
There is an extensive garden area incorporating a range of plant life, a wildlife pond and a kitchen garden allotment managed by a full-time gardener. Here, children can explore and learn about plant life and garden inhabitants, how plants develop from seedling to flower, where our food comes from and how to grow your own vegetables. Inside the centre, as well as the modern classroom facilities, there is also a training kitchen to develop cooking skills using produce from the garden, promoting healthy eating and an understanding of nutrition.
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