Community engagement in our Marston Celebrate project

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare was awarded a National Lottery grant to continue their work in Marston, Oxford ran a series of intergenerational events throughout 2017 to improve community engagement. We have led a number of walks with local schools, a care home, over 50s club and members of the community. The first, was followed by a “bring and share” lunch in the scout hut whilst the other involved a series of workshops with the local school to conserve the local swift population. The project involved hundreds of local members of the community, 

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On the 3rd October, CSH worked with children at a local school and their parents, linking in with the locality topic. A walk with a treasure hunt was created and around 30 people attended.

Our final event, on the 17th October, celebrated nature in our local environment and involved children from St Nicholas' School which is at the other end of Marston. The children of both the Year 2 classes took part in a swift workshop and learnt about features of the natural world. 60 children took part in these activities. As part of the workshop we discussed the Marston Green Health Route and the importance of exercising in green spaces with each of the children taking home a map and leaflet of the route to discuss with their families.