International Children’s Day at Rosmini Centre

Heritage Lottery FundIn case you have missed it: yesterday was National Children’s Day. But not to worry: you get another, very good chance to participate this weekend.

This Saturday, 18 May, the Rosmini Centre in Wisbech is holding its annual and very well-attended International Children’s Day. There will be a range of activities and is worth a visit. This is a summary of their programme:

International Children’s Day is running from 10am – 4pm on 18th May 2013, this is the fourth time we have run this event and it has grown each year in popularity. This year we have Live entertainment, BBQ, Children’s activities including games and Dance workshops, Ice Cream and Cake stalls as well as The Police and Fire Brigade attending with their respective vehicles.

We will have our first ever Annual Balloon Race, tickets are £1.50 and the winning prize is £100.00. Tickets are available from the Rosmini Centre and will also be available on the day.

Download the flyer for this event here: International Children’s day poster

The Rosmini Centre is one of our key partners in the delivery of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme. About our partner, the Rosmini Centre:

The Rosmini Centre is a Registered Charity that is run for the Community, we provide rooms for hire, a community Cafe, groups for Parents and Children, Information, Advice and Guidance in several languages and much much more!

We have a very friendly and helpful set of staff and volunteers who can assist you with any query you may have so do not hesitate to get in contact.


As part of the Ouse Washes LP scheme, several of our partners will be directly targeting children and adolescents through the delivery of their projects.

As part of the delivery phase for the Ouse Washes LPs scheme, Rosmini Centre is working out details for the creation of educational ‘tool boxes’ which will be loaned out to schools and youth groups. In these, information will be available to explain the myriad relationships between historic and recent migrations within the Ouse Washes and the wider Fens area, and the effect this has had on the landscape, heritage and heritage perception.

Migration is a key element in the Ouse Washes landscape, whether we talk about wildlife, the daily and seasonal water movements, and people; as such, this project will help people getting a better understanding of their own heritage and that of others. As part of the development phase, we are currently also finalising a series of themes to create a coherent way we are presenting the project and the landscape itself. ‘Migration stories’ will be one of these key themes. More about the themes shortly; watch this space!

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About markatousewasheslps

I am currently coordinating a partnership-led bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (for a circa £600K Heritage Grant bid) focusing on strengthening the unique yet vulnerable natural heritage in the Cambridgeshire Fens surrounding the Old west River, the new 'New Life on the Old West' project. Until recently I was the Programme Manager for the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme, leading on the 1-year development and 3-year delivery phases of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) scheme (from Dec 2012 until March 2017), on behalf of and in close cooperation with a wide range of local, regional and national partner organisations. The Ouse Washes LP's portfolio of 51 projects have focused on: conservation works to historic and natural environmental assets; improving community participation & engagement with the landscape and its heritage; increasing access and learning opportunities; and providing more opportunities for training in traditional land management skills. The overall aim has been to leave a long-term legacy for this fascinating and unique landscape, in the process creating tangible improvements to social, economic and environmental aspects of this landscape, its heritage and communities.