A donation from retired petroleum engineer, Tim Wells, will mean ten disadvantaged children will be able to benefit from the pioneering Nature Nurture
programme in Aberdeen, in the coming months.
The Nature Nurture programme, at Camphill School Aberdeen, is designed to build the children’s resilience to help them cope with the challenges that they face.Tim Wells (centre) hands over his donation to Terri (left) and Daniel Harrison (right) of Nature Nurture with some of the children who are benefiting from Nture Nurture
Tim Wells, from Cults in Aberdeen, explains the reason for his donation:
“I’m delighted to be able to support Nature Nurture, an imaginative project which offers precious benefits to children who are seriously disadvantaged. I have been so impressed by the way that the programme nurtures such deprived children through the freedom and joy of open play in the outdoors.
“The results speak for themselves. Research has shown how the programme outcome is increased self-confidence and, so important for children who face particular challenges, increased resilience to help repair damaged life chances.”
Terri Harrison of Nature Nurture commented:
“Tim’s generous donation will mean we are able to take ten more children for a full Nature Nurture programme over ten weeks. It is so rewarding to see the way that these sessions benefit the children, so we know that this donation will make a huge difference to the lives of some vulnerable local children.
“The sessions, in the peaceful surroundings of Camphill School Aberdeen, awaken the children’s creativity and social skills and help build their confidence and also their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.”
Nature Nurture is the first early-intervention programme in the UK that tackles vulnerability and promotes resilience by combining free play and nurturing interaction in a natural environment. It is this resilience that is a key factor in breaking generational cycles of vulnerability, as a platform for adult life.
The programme is led by specialists in children’s care, education and therapy.