Friends of Ruskin's Brantwood

Friends of Brantwood

The Friends of Ruskin’s Brantwood was launched on April 12th 1990 by a group of dedicated supporters of the house, who met together with the aim of spreading the word of what was being achieved towards refurbishing and developing the house, to volunteer their time, and to help fund future projects. By joining The Friends you help to continue that support. In exchange, Friends receive complimentary admission to Brantwood during public opening hours, half price admission for accompanying guests, discounts in the bookshop, The Terrace Coffee House, use of the Friends Library for study, as well as regular newsletters.

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Introducing the learning loft project at Brantwood

Anita Abrams, one of the Friends of Ruskin’s Brantwood, a former special needs teacher who has seen the dramatic successes of former pupils graduating from University, has developed, with the help of some earlier grant funding, a pilot project to bring students from Barrow-in-Furness to Brantwood. This project is designed to take students away from the technology in their classroom learning environments by connecting them to the 3D natural World to inspire creativity and independent thought through the eyes of John Ruskin. Many of these students will not have been outside of Barrow.  Being given an opportunity to explore the natural world in this particular environment, we believe could be a life changing experience for the students.

To fund the first three groups of 75 pupils, Anita has already raised £954 of the initial £1154 cost through the generosity of a few individuals and the Friends. Once the initial outlay for content and materials is in place, it is hoped that more students from other areas will be able to take advantage of this programme. Whilst Brantwood will not receive any money from this project, it is just the sort of thing that Ruskin would be doing if here today.

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD enquiries@brantwood.org.uk Telephone: 015394 41396 Fax: 015394 41263