Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

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  1. Stumpy Owls and Scalding Dragons: Poetry in Progress

    Stumpy Owls and Scalding Dragons: Poetry in Progress

    Last Wednesday (22nd April) I was fortunate enough to attend the first Sandlines creative writing workshop.  I admit to being slightly hesitant as I wasn't sure what to expect; I loved creative writing at school, but dreaded reading aloud in class! …

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  2. I Love Mud: Final Brecks Building Skills

    I Love Mud: Final Brecks Building Skills

    Since October 2014, once a month, a small band of heritage building enthusiasts have gathered at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.  Despite the often chilly weather, they have wielded traditional tools and used local materials to help build a charming …

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  3. Big Success for The Big Brecks Fest

    Big Success for The Big Brecks Fest

    The weekend looked bright – forecasts were predicting a real scorcher reaching 24°C!  It was however, the 3rd of March and the weekend in question was a month away; would our faith in the forecast be rewarded?   The Big Brecks Fest started out …

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  4. Poster Power

    Poster Power

    "After my assembly one of the year 6 boys went off and made a poster about the Brecks. Isn’t it wonderful!"   Mia Witham, Green Light Trust Click here to read about the assembly and the Breaking New Ground in the School Grounds Project.

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  5. Launch Goes Ahead with Great Success

    Launch Goes Ahead with Great Success

    Launch events for the Breaking New Ground in the School Grounds project have been taking place throughout March.  One took on a slightly different format when a TV crew registered their interest in filming the event.  Plans were made to develop it …

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  6. Twilight Tree Teachings

    Twilight Tree Teachings

    Breaking New Ground in the School Grounds holds first session for teachers.   Last Tuesday (24th March), Becks and I 'tore' ourselves away from the delights of spreadsheets, and drove over to High Lodge.  We met up with teachers from 3 of the 5 …

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  7. A Good Grounding in Schools

    A Good Grounding in Schools

    Breaking New Ground in the School Grounds project gets underway.   Becks and I went along to Barnham Primary School on Thursday (12-03-15) to watch the launch information event for this exciting project.  The whole school and a few parents, …

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  8. Young people bringing new life into old buildings

    Two West Suffolk College Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma students were presented with brand new laptops after winning a heritage construction design competition set by the Heritage Lottery funded Breaking New Ground Landscape …

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  9. College Students On the Right Path

    On 2nd March on a crisp bright morning a team of 16 budding volunteers, with 5 members of staff, from Eastern and Otley College made their way to Elms Plantation in Thetford Forest.  This excursion was to carry out some work for the Breaking New …

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  10. Family Fun at Brandon Country Park

    Family Fun at Brandon Country Park

    The February half term was a great week for the BNG team, ending on a high with the Family Fun Day at Brandon Country Park. Delivered by Forest Heath DC with the help of West Suffolk Rangers and Wild4, the event introduced families to  outdoor …

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