Green Routes: A school for children with extra educational needs

Local MP Stephen Kerr has pledged to support the Green Routes Charity, during a visit to their Gartmore garden.

Green Routes are an organisation set up to give young people with additional support needs access to training in an outdoor setting. They focus on horticultural skills, gardening, and landscaping to give these young people more opportunities for work.

In the Walled Garden at Gartmore, Green Routes grows crops, cultivates plants, and cares for a menagerie of chickens, pigs, sheep, and ducks. Young people from across the Stirling area attend their lessons on a weekly basis.

Stephen Kerr MP said:

“The Walled Garden is a real hidden gem. I can’t think of any better location for young people with additional needs to develop their skills. The pupils I met certainly agreed! It’s vitally important that this charity gets all the support possible from elected members.”

A Green Routes representative said:

“ It was good to welcome Stephen to Green Routes, and to show him round just some of the activities we offer. At Green Routes we focus on social and personal development, and we have many of our students gaining valuable work experience in local businesses”.

 

Pictured with Daniel McLean, John McAlpine, and Patrick McLean (Left to Right)