Community work

A gorilla came to Greenway

GiGi had a great view of the river outside Greenway house

GiGi had a great view of the river outside Greenway house

Last summer Greenway hosted a life-size model of a gorilla that was designed and painted by pupils at Galmpton C of E Primary School. The project was carried out in partnership with Paignton Zoo and formed part of a trail of gorillas in the Torbay area. Visitors to Greenway saw the final design of our life-size gorilla, GiGi, who was auctioned to raise money for Paignton Zoo's conservation work.

Enthusiastic young gardeners

Throughout the year pupils from Galmpton C of E Primary school tend to their own vegetable patch in the Walled Garden where they plant, cultivate and eat the results of their hard work.

Groups we have worked with include

Carly, our Community Involvement Officer, is dressed up on Fairy day

  • Local schools
  • Family learning groups
  • Scout groups
  • Youth groups
  • Adult learning groups

Do you have any ideas or want to get involved? Contact our Community Involvement Officer on 01803 842382 or by email.

Fairy day

Two of the Greenway fairies hiding in the bushes 

Two of the Greenway fairies hiding in the bushes

Every year Greenway holds fairy day where the grounds are taken over by fairies who run events and activities. It's usually held in May and is always a fantastic day.

Apple day at Woodhuish

The rangers working hard on Apple Day 

The rangers working hard on Apple Day

Every year our ranger team run Apple Day at the restored Victorian cider press at Woodhuish. Everyone's welcome to join in the demos and taste local produce.

Some artwork produced by children on the Go Adventures activity days 

Some artwork produced by children on the Go Adventures activity days

Exciting partnership with Play Torbay

Greenway has a new partnership with Play Torbay, a local charity that offers free and exciting play and adventure activities for all children in the bay area. We've previously held some activity days with them and have been invited to be part of their new project. Play Torbay have received Arts Council funding to work with several heritage venues in the bay area and theatre groups in the South West to create 'quests' at the various sites.

Greenway worked with the Barbican Theatre at Plymouth and Fork Beard Fantasy to create the quest based here. Young people from the local area were invited to work on the quest and do public performances at the end. The project started with a group of young people canoeing to Greenway for the first quest. Over the next two years we'll have a series of exciting installations on site that the public can see and enjoy.
 

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