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29th August 2023

Hello George – we adopted a donkey!

We adopted a donkey It's official! Stourside Farm adopted a donkey.... say hello to George! …

16th July 2023

Kebab Kings & Meteorologists

What's your favourite thing? Football, Kebabs, Tv Shows.... This term our learners have been wri…

13th July 2023

Summer Break 2023 from VIBE

SUMMER IS HERE SUMMER is almost here! In just under a week, the summer holidays will finally be…

12th July 2023

First Time Winners

Horticultural Success at the Summer Show This week Muddy Wellies entered their first horticultur…

28th April 2023

Creativity Flows at Craftworks

Creativity Flows April has been full of creative flow across all our sites - we've had preparati…

21st April 2023

Location Location!

The Vibe team are back this term with a whole programme of clubs, activities, and projects that are…

31st March 2023

Birthday Gifts

This month The BCIC Group turned 13! We challenged our teams to come up with a birthday gift or cel…

21st March 2023

Confidence Boost at GTBM

Good To Be Me is about empowering young people in discovering what is good about being them. It pro…

16th March 2023

Flowering Gifts!

The never-ending debate - is it Mothers' Day, Mother's Day or should we just stick with it being Mo…

7th March 2023

Egg-citing Easter Short Breaks

VIBE are back this Easter with some egg-citing short break holiday activities for young people ages…

27th February 2023

Amazing Assessments

Over February Craftworks College has been delivering it's assessment weeks! When the assessment …

30th January 2023

Back in Business

It's Good to be Back! As part of our vision to create opportunities for our community to thrive,…

18th November 2022

Sittingbourne Christmas Light Switch On

Sittingbourne Market Learnabout are off on an adventure! We'v got a stall tomorrow at the Christ…

14th November 2022

Remembrance Garden

Our Level 2 Horticulture students have completed a complicated build of a remembrance memorial bord…

8th November 2022

A Cafe for the Community

Have you visited Food with Friends? It is our community cafe, which you can find at the…

4th November 2022

Silver Success & Mayor Marvels at Muddies!

Silver Success for our Sustainable Garden When The Brogdale CIC Group were given a five-year lea…

24th October 2022

Inspiring Minds

Inspiring Minds at Muddies The new Craftworks Creative Course at Muddy Wellies is producing insp…

7th October 2022

Ashford Clubs & Activities!

Ashford Short Breaks is Back Our holiday respite day service for young people with disabilit…

23rd September 2022

Great Big Green Week ’22

After last year's success, we are once again opening our Walled Garden Site to the public as part o…

9th September 2022

Grief

We would like to say thank you for the Queen's life of service. Our hearts go out to the family, w…

11th July 2022

END OF TERM DATES

The end of term for KCC students is Thursday 21st July, however, we have a training/celebration…

27th June 2022

Apply to Craftworks College

Once again this year our college grew! We planted more, cared for more animals, and created more ar…

24th June 2022

Spend Your Summer With VIBE!

Our Youth Team VIBE are back with a fully packed programme of events and activities to fill your su…

16th May 2022

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities We are hiring! Please see below for our current vacancies. Paint…

28th April 2022

Pigs: These little pigs went to Stourside!

The Animals Came in Two by Two It has been wonderful to see that our Stourside Site has been gro…

18th March 2022

Magic Moments

Magic Muddies! We had a great time at Project Trust last half term! Despite the ever-changea…

15th March 2022

Future Careers

Futures... do you remember dreaming about yours? What was it you wanted to become when you were a c…

11th March 2022

Picture This!

Amazing Art Opportunities During February, both our Creative Craft groups experienced wonder…

4th March 2022

Fabulous Floribunda

Fabulous Floribunda Floribunda is our new social business that gives students work experienc…

22nd February 2022

Lambs, Moles & Goats

A Mole in our college This week we have had some very special visitors on our Ashford college si…

1st February 2022

Hot Chocolate Day!

Food with Friends Café HAPPY HOT CHOCOLATE DAY! Did you know that yesterday was National Ho…

14th January 2022

Lights Camera Action!

Lights, Camera, Action! Something exciting has been taking place with the young people on our WI…

21st December 2021

Merry Christmas from The BCIC Group!

Merry Christmas from The BCIC Group! WOW what a year we have had! Come and see all we have been up…

3rd December 2021

Progressions, Passions & Purpose

https://youtu.be/ZRrdna5Ho_Q This week we chatted to Francesca, the new Progressions Lead at C…

19th November 2021

Brogdale Bakers

Introducing the Brogdale Bakers This week we want to celebrate our amazing two bakers (students!…

12th November 2021

Celebrating Our Students

This term we've been celebrating the work that our students have accomplished! We are very proud of…

5th November 2021

National Youth Work Week

It's National Youth Work Week! National Youth Work Week is an annual week-long celebrati…

22nd October 2021

Half Term in Ashford & Swale

Half term is finally upon us (unless you are at The Abbey School and you have already had your firs…

15th October 2021

Pumpkin Patch!

We're Pump'kin'ed up! Great News from Liz F this week - The Muddy Wellies pumpkin harvest i…

8th October 2021

VIBE – Seeing Youth Thrive

Have you heard about Vibe Community Ltd (soon to be VIBE Community Charity?) VIBE (for short…

1st October 2021

Wonderful Walled Garden

Wonderful Opportunity Over the summer we were given a wonderful opportunity. We were to open up …

24th September 2021

Stourside

Stourside Springs into Action Something began to spring up in Ashford during the summer. The…

17th September 2021

Celebrating Teaching Assistants

Celebrating our Teaching Assistants National Teaching Assistants’ Day is an awareness day that…

10th September 2021

Toddlers, Tea & Tailored Buffets

Hello everyone and welcome to September! Over the next few weeks, we will be updating you on all ar…

26th August 2021

LAUNCHING THE MILL

Launching the Mill has been a long time coming… Over 15 years in fact! All those years ago…

19th August 2021

WINGS: empowering young people to thrive

WINGS Did you know that VIBE - Part of the BrogdaleCIC Group, is running a new project aimed at…

25th June 2021

Insect Hunts at Craftworks

Insects were the subject of discussion in Functional Skills this week, as our Muddy Wellies Student…

24th May 2021

College Growth!

Our College is Growing! As Craftworks College grows, we recognise the need to cultivate our comm…

17th May 2021

May Changes!

May has bought with it, some exciting changes! May Café Celebrations! We are thrille…

30th April 2021

Blossoming Brogdale

Blossoming Curriculum Over the last couple of weeks, something special has been occurring at our…

26th April 2021

Skatepark Vibe

Over the Easter holidays, our Vibe Youth Team spent some of their time hanging out down at Sittingb…

1st April 2021

New Ingredients!

New Ingredients It has been a while since we updated you on all that has been going on with our …

30th March 2021

William tells…

William Tells Hello, my name is William (this is a pseudonym) and I work at one of the many site…

26th March 2021

Sowing & Growing

Craftworks Sowing Seeds We thought we would let two of our horticulture students, takeover this …

23rd March 2021

Tuesday Times

This week on our Facebook page, we are having a bit of a student takeover! Muddy Reviews …

19th March 2021

Endings

Endings: A Vision to End Loneliness Have you heard about our Dine WIth Friends project that…

16th March 2021

Birthday Bonanza!

Bonanza! This time last year, we were all sat in a meeting trying to work out what the …

12th March 2021

Friday Treats

Treat Street Our youth team has been out and about on the streets of Minster, Sheerness,…

9th March 2021

‘Book’ to the future

As part of celebrating World Book Day & National Careers Week we tasked some of our students to…

5th March 2021

Raising Aspirations

Career Aspirations This week at Craftworks College, we have been celebrating National Careers We…

4th March 2021

World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day! All-day we have been posting on our Social Media channels, the books that …

18th February 2021

Jason, we see you!

Jason - A Hardy Annual! We wanted to highlight Pruning Time gardener, Jason this week. During th…

16th February 2021

Maths: Making You Confident!

Wish maths was as easy as pie? 🥧 If maths feels like a problem, Craftworks has the formula to …

12th February 2021

Aspirations & Ambition

If you follow us on Twitter, you may notice that on a Friday we often have a round-up of Tutor Debb…

8th February 2021

Snow Week

Does anyone else remember sitting next to the radio, cross fingered, desperately waiting to hea…

5th February 2021

February Feature

https://youtu.be/JRkwMduj8t8 Does anyone remember this theme music! Well here's our Newsround …

3rd February 2021

Express Yourself

This week is Children's Mental Health Week. We believe supporting children and young people (an…

1st February 2021

Autism Apprentice

What is Autism? According to the Ambitious About Autism website, one in a hundred people are o…

22nd January 2021

Supporting You in Lockdown #3

Supporting You This week we have received a whole heap of wellbeing & support service inform…

20th January 2021

Blended Learning

If 2020 taught us anything, one major lesson was around the use of technology and online platforms …

17th December 2020

Fancy a Christmas Quiz

Functional Skills tutor came up with a great little Christmas Quiz for our Craftworks students this…

16th December 2020

Bonfires & Beans at Brogdale Farm

Bonfires were lit up in the last few weeks of term as our Brogdale Farm Horticultural Students gave…

10th December 2020

What’s On Your Plate?

What began to grow in lockdown What's on your plate, grew from an idea that was birthed thro…

9th December 2020

Time for a Chat: Learnabout

Time for a Chat with Learnabout Learnabout is Brogdale CIC's social experience day service. It i…

30th November 2020

Youthwork in 2020

Youthwork is often about flexibility and ingenuity, thinking on the spot, and responding to change.…

23rd November 2020

Craftworks Celebrations

Craftworks, our post-16 specialist provider college has been full of celebration in the last week a…

17th November 2020

A Gift for all Seasons

If nothing else this has been the year where we have realised how important our gardens are! Wh…

9th November 2020

Ashford Adventure

Our latest project, connecting the people of Ashford is going on TV! During the first Lockd…

30th October 2020

Legends of Lockdown

Legends of Lockdown Did you know that KCC has set up a new award called Lockdown Legends! It is …

20th October 2020

Hope

Hope Communicates October hailed the annually celebrated World Mental Health Day. This is a day …

6th October 2020

Teachers’ Day

Our sauces tell us: Yesterday was Teachers' Day National Teachers’ Day is an annual celebratio…

21st September 2020

Build our world | Lego Club

Build our world We love Lego Club and have really missed being able to meet under the current go…

14th September 2020

Good to be ME!

What is GTBM? GTBM is a project to develop positive emotional health & wellbeing through out…

13th August 2020

Rest for a moment

Finding Rest What do you do on the days you feel unmotivated, where getting up is a struggle, an…

4th August 2020

Knowledge Growth

I don't know about you, but I feel a bit overwhelmed by information at the moment. However, I do wa…

17th July 2020

Emoji Friday!

Today is World Emoji Day so we thought we would give you a round up of the week using our favourite…

14th July 2020

Animal Care: New Horizons!

We have great news to share with you! We have a wonderful opportunity for Post-16 Students in S…

10th July 2020

Weekend Wellbeing

We are back this week with our Friday Five but it seems our inbox has been flooded with new content…

3rd July 2020

Wimble Fun

As the Duchess says, Wimbledon, will return and it will be worth the wait, but for now, here are 5 …

26th June 2020

Zoom, Zoom

Our Zoom Clubs have increased we now have 8 clubs meeting across Swale and Ashford. On Mond…

19th June 2020

Fab Friday Five

It's time for our round up of the week. Here are some of the resources we have been loving this wee…

12th June 2020

Five Alive

This week we have Five Ways to spark your motivation again and feel more alive! Five Alive: Con…

9th June 2020

Friendships

| Friendship | I wonder how many of us are craving time with our friends, I know I am. Seeing them …

8th June 2020

Black Lives Matter & Wellbeing

On the 'gram Over the last two weeks, on social media and in mainstream news, you will have most…

2nd June 2020

Explore Your Journal

Hello Crafters, It's time to explore your Art Journal and find some wonderful pictures and scen…

1st June 2020

Wild Five

Did you know today is World Environment Day? Yes it maybe it's raining and a little bit colder than…

22nd May 2020

Bank Holiday Booster

Here are five ideas to fill the bank holiday that you can do from home, or whilst out walking. Thes…

19th May 2020

Crafting Kindness

Hello! Welcome to Mental Health Awareness week! With everything that is going on in the…

15th May 2020

App-y Friday!

App Reviews This week for our Friday Five, we decided to look at some of the apps that have been…

12th May 2020

Journal Craft

Did you get our newsletter? You can see it by clicking here Hello crafters! This week, it is …

7th May 2020

VE Day Celebrations

We're off on our bank holiday tomorrow! Here is our Throwback Thursday with ideas for how to celebr…

5th May 2020

Lego on Lockdown

Did you know that we run a lego club in Ashford and also in Iwade! This is a great place for young …

4th May 2020

Monday Motivation

The wonderful Victoria, our college SENCO has taken up residence this week in our blog news! Th…

1st May 2020

Feel Good Friday

Welcome back to your Friday Five! Here are our five top picks for this week! 1. The Garden Post…

28th April 2020

Art Journaling with Flower

Hello Crafters! Remember that we collected some leaves and flowers. It's time to have a look at …

22nd April 2020

Creating Art Journal

Designing Backgrounds All our preparation yesterday was towards an art journal project! Today w…

21st April 2020

Creative Crafting

Hello crafters,Our Creative Craft tutor Sophie has designed some wonderful Creative Craft Proj…

17th April 2020

Friday Five

We are back with our Friday Five, the best of everything we have received in our inbox! 1. The …

15th April 2020

We made a podcast

Over the last month, life at Brogdale CIC has reshaped and remoulded itself into shapes and sizes t…

10th April 2020

Good Friday

Good Friday: We are back with our top 5 picks for you this week! The authors of the I Have …

8th April 2020

Your Voice Competition

https://youtu.be/C5o7U859E-A Yesterday we launched a competition for young people (8-18, 25 wi…

3rd April 2020

Five for Friday

Top 5 Resources: Every week we will round-up of some of the week's best resources Ke…

1st April 2020

COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world

We've been sent this great resource from Mindheart. You can find it in many different languages her…

31st March 2020

Happy Birthday!

Today Brogdale CIC turns 10! There has been a lot of growing... ...and there is even more th…

25th March 2020

Victoria’s Social Stories

Victoria our wonderful Craftworks College SENCO has created some social stories to help those with …

20th March 2020

Social Story resources

Hello - We have been sent some wonderful social story resources recommended by the Autism Educator …

7th February 2020

Find Your Brave

As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we asked our students at Muddy Wellies and Food with Frie…

2nd February 2020

BRAVE

Find Your Brave Summer 2018, I'm stood with a group of people I hardly know in front of 400 met…

28th October 2019

Congratulations

Congratulations to another of our Craftworks Students! J is now in his third year at Craftworks stu…

23rd September 2019

The Mill

Craftworks Growth This year our Post-16 Specialist Provider College has rolled out to a new site…

11th September 2019

Wedding Fever

With Wedding season still in full swing, we were invited to be part of a very special event. …

30th August 2019

Recipe for Success: Student in Café recieves qualification

Today we are back in the office after a summer of amazing activities and catching up with all the n…

6th August 2019

Shrek Adventure & London Aquarium

Our group for young people with disabilities has organised some amazing trips this summer, includin…

29th July 2019

Ice Age in the Sunshine

Summer in Ashford officially kicked off today with Project Trust opening it's doors at Wyvern Schoo…

17th June 2019

It’s a Bugs Life!

Rainy days and mondays What do you do when your plans have to change? Our Monday night youth clu…

13th June 2019

Muddy Puddles -weekend fun!

Join Denise at Muddle Puddles every first and third Saturday of the month. Muddy Puddles is a garde…

6th February 2019

Any old tools….

We are starting a new project with some of our learning disabled adults and are in need of any old o…

15th November 2018

Congratulations achieving students!

Congratulations! YEY. Many of our Craftwork students have received their functional skills certif…

30th October 2018

Brogdale Market

Why not come along and join us at the Brogdale Market at Brogdale. Brogdale CIC is getting involv…

29th October 2018

Market Day at Brogdale Farm Faversham

  We had all weathers yesterday at our very first Market, The Marketplace at Brogdale Farm…

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