Nacro is a social justice charity that aims to change lives by designing and delivery services to equip people with skills, advice and support to move on. Nacro Greater Manchester Outdoor Learning is passionate about the powerful nature of active outdoor learning and the many and far-reaching benefits for lifelong learning. The charity was established in 2002 as part of the Manchester commonwealth games.
The team delivers quality outdoor learning for schools, colleges, the voluntary sector and the community, working with children, young people and adults. They deliver a range of fun, adventure and challenging inclusive activities which ensure a holistic approach to outdoor learning.
The group use outdoor learning as a way of improving motivation, self-esteem and behaviour.
Some of the Rohan team recently visited the Nacro group at the Whythenshawe Games, an event held at Whythenshawe Park. The Whythenshawe Games is a five-day sports and cultural festival for all ages. The Nacro group had their own area at the games where visitors could talk to the team and try out some of the activities that are on offer.
Whilst at the games, Rohan donated some children's outdoor waterproof jackets (pictured below).
Richard McEvoy, Outdoor Learning and Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager spoke about how the group use their Gift Your Gear donations, how important the group is to its young members and the real benefits of the donations they receive.
''Rohan and Gift your Gear have helped the children and the wider community at Nacro greater Manchester Outdoor Learning in many ways - good outdoor equipment creates new opportunities and enjoyable life experiences''
"The equipment donated has been a valuable asset to get people outdoors comfortably and enjoy many journeys and experiences. Whether it's helped the volunteers to improve skills for life and work or on the D of E Expeditions, the adventure clubs, the community work placement unemployed who assist on the grounds and improve the parks. The equipment donated has gone in to our loan stores where it will give our service users regular access to good equipment that will be used for the future development of the individuals who use it."
To find out more about Nacro, please visit www.nacro.org.uk