The Sky is Open - The Sky is Blue - The Sky's the limit!
Open Blue is all about providing opportunity to those who need it most. It may be hard to believe that the sky is the limit if you are
* at school and can't settle
* isolated with young children in an area without good transport or facilities
* a young person with nowhere to go
Open Blue uses a bus to get on the road delivering opportunity to people in Wiltshire who see more grey clouds than blue sky. The bus has been totally gutted and refitted to particularly meet the needs of people who can't get to town centre community facilities.
It is fitted and quipped with a kitchen and cafe style area - Flat screen TV and music system - Heating - Electrical supply - Toilet for the under-8s - Playstation games machines - Carpeted play area - Art and craft area
Nurture Group Programmes
These are run in schools for small groups of pupils aged 11 to 13 who are having difficulty settling into school.
The goal will be to improve academic attainment and help them to make the most of mainstream school life.
Activities include developing emotional literacy, anger management, social skills and confidence building. The bus provides a comfortable and secure environment for pupils awway from the classroom environment.
After School Club
Operate for children up to 13 years old and provide a place to do homework, have tea and toast, watch DVDs or just chill out. Some of these programmes are supported by Wiltshire Childrens Fund.
Parent & Toddler groups
Run in partnership with Sure Start providing an early afternoon play session on the upper deck. Storytellers from Wiltshire Libraries, play workers and a health visitor attend some weeks.
The lower deck operates as a social area for adults including older members of the community and has potential for use for bite-size courses in computing and cookery.
The Open Blue Bus stops at Corsham Road, Lacock on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm.
is a faith based charity and has a management group made up of people representing a variety of churches and user groups.
It is committed to delivering opportunity to those who need it most and works in partnership with local communites and user groups.
Open Blue Trust, 44/45 The Market Place, Chippenham, Wilts SN15 3HU.
Tel. Office 01249 665926
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Weeds direct line 01249 819434
The Project Director is Andy Weeds, a qualified teacher and experienced worker with young people. The project is mainly staffed by volunteers. If you would like to find out more or to volunteer to help, contact Andy.