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Events this year

We have just added our events for this year to the website.  The first event is not until August so we can continue to refurbish the classroom.  However, events will include a children’s art day in the summer holidays, teachers’…
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Making progress

The refurbishment work the classroom and the workshop is coming along.  Work has begun on the eaves of the workshop after a volunteer session at the weekend and we will be continuing the work over the next few weekends. We…
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Frosterley and Stanhope Christmas trees

The Christmas trees for Frosterley and Stanhope have been felled and both will be put up for early December.  The Harehope Quarry Project has taken responsibility for the Frosterley tree for many years now, with support from additional helpers from Frosterley…
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Pumpkin celebration

The Pumpkin Pentathlon was a real celebration of autumn.  There were some beautifully carved pumpkins, some fantastically sporty pumpkins and some worthy pentathlon winners.  Ollie won the sportiest looking pumpkin with his aquatic theme, closely followed by Matilda’s ballet shoe…
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The Most Boat

Our next event on 15 and 16 July is an exciting opportunity to create your own boat out of one sheet of plywood.  Places are limited.  Full details are in our events section.

Charcoal making

We completed our first charcoal burn of the season last week and both small and large bags of charcoal are now available to buy for £3 and £5 respectively.  The burn produced about 30 bags in total. Trees are routinely…
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What’s coming up?

We have a lot happening in the next few months starting with our children’s art and craft season on Saturday 6 May from 1.00am – 3.30pm.  We will be doing some outdoor activities and then creatively using a variety of recycled…
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Thank you for volunteering!

We had a really successful volunteer day last Saturday.  We did the usual maintenance that is always required this time of year – some of the wooden planks on the balcony were replaced, a shed roof was re-felted, the Frosterley Marble…
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Wittering on Wednesday

Having dragged our feet for years and shunned all social media we are finally going to dip our toes in the water.  We are taking it slowly and attempting to do a post a week and it seems fitting that…
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British Science Week at Harehope Quarry

Come along to Harehope Quarry to discover the science behind solar power and make a splash while you learn! For British Science Week 2016 we are launching a  solar boat challenge. Design and make your own solar boat at Harehope Quarry,…
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