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Meet the team – apprentice Ben

I’m Ben Townsend, I’m 22 years old and I have been working at Lea Green Centre since September 2015. I am currently on an apprenticeship scheme which is working out really well and am studying Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Outdoor Programmes. I was told about the job role by one of my old teachers who I stayed in touch with as I kept going back to my old school to do little bits of volunteering work. He mentioned there was a job he’d seen in the local paper that would be right up my street. I had Read the rest of this article

Meet the team – instructor Christy

Hi, I’m Christy and I am a programme leader at Lea Green Centre. I am responsible for planning courses and liaising with schools, groups and individuals before they arrive. I have been at the Centre for nearly 17 years and my role has changed greatly during that time as part of this lovely team. My first experience of Lea Green Centre was at the tender age of 14 when I visited as part of the Derbyshire Schools hockey squad. I have fond memories of hanging around with friends in the dormitories Read the rest of this article

Astronomical donation

At the start of 2018 we gratefully received some telescopes from Scopes4SEN to enable children and young adults with disabilities or learning difficulties to see local wildlife, the Moon, the planets and the stars when visiting Lea Green Centre.  Joanne and Patrick from Scopes4SEN are on a mission to support vulnerable people get involved with astronomy and science on a hands on basis and through the support of sponsors are able to donate equipment and educational materials to provide Read the rest of this article