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whale mail Whale of a Time was the London region winner in the Future Friendly Awards 2011, which recognises great environmental efforts and community projects across the UK and Ireland. Due to amazing public support Whale of a Time topped in the popularity stakes getting more votes than any other nominated project. Read more at Whale of a Time Awards

Whale of a Time at Future Friendly Awards 2011, The London Wetland Centre
Future Friendly Awards 2011

Peace Awards 2011 Whale of a Time is delighted to announce to have been nominated for the London Peace Awards 2011, which recognises Londoners who have made a significant contribution to safety in the capital. This event forms part of the Annual London Week of Peace 2011. Read more at Whale of a Time Awards

View photos of Whale of a Time at Peace Awards 2011, City Hall, London
Peace Awards 2011

trophy at redbridge carnival In October we had a Whale of a Time at the Explorers Club organised by the National Association of Gifted Children - NAGC, and Beam Parklands Community Events organised by Barking & Dagenham Council.

In September we had a Whale of a Time at Redbridge Peace Concert, where we won a trophy for best sustainable business / organisation, The Mayor's Thames Festival, Redbridge Carnival and The Green Roadshow arriving in Barking & Dagenham.
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We also filmed these events. Whale of a Time Workshop videos coming soon in the Whale of a Time Gallery! - Stay tuned and get updates when videos are uploaded by subscribing to the Whale Mail!

In this Whale Mail you will also have the opportunity do your bit and sign a petition to stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam in Brazil in the Amazon or for the Rights of Mother Earth and many other petitions.

Whale of a Time Workshops in October 2011

girl with her clay model Herts Explorers Club
organised by NAGC
National Association for Gifted Children

2nd October (Sun)

14:30 pm to 16:30 pm

Location: Members only

It's been absolutely wonderful working with the NAGC Explorers' Club. The Whale of a Time Workshop provided gifted children with an opportunity to meet together with like-minded young people, to explore environmental issues and endangered species and to develop important creative life skills.

Organiser's Comments included:

Sue Landaw said, "Thank you very much, on behalf of the children and parents who came along to our Explorers Club on Sunday 2nd October, for taking the time and trouble to make the afternoon so successful.

The evaluation forms have now been collated, and your activity was extremely well received by everyone. It received nearly all ones, meaning very enjoyable/super, and several twos, meaning very good.

We received lots of great comments – they included:"

“Whole thing was excellent”

“I had lots of fun when I was making the animals”

“Very good afternoon with interesting things to learn”

“Really good fun!”

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View photos of Whale of a Time at NAGC at Explorers Club 2011, London
NAGC National Association of Gifted Children Explorers Club 2011

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girl with her clay model Whale of a Time at Beam Parklands Wetland
working in Partnership with Barking & Dagenham Community Rangers, funded by the National Lottery Fund

1st October (Sat)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location:
The Natural Play Area, just off The Bull roundabout where Ballards Road meets Rainham Road South.
The Leys (Park, Wetland site), London, RM10 9QH
Nearest Tube station: Dagenham East, approx. 800m north of site, along Rainham Road South.
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After the success of July Community Launch at Beam Parklands Wetland, Whale of a Time came back again working in partnership with Barking & Dagenham Park Rangers and the local community exploring British wildlife such as Great Crested Newt, Emperor Dragon Fly, Water Vole, Reed Warblers, Reed Bunting (Birds!), Heron, Stag Beetle, Grass Snakes, Common Lizard, Frog, Harvestman Spider and many other species.

Ruth Clarricoates, Barking & Dagenham Community Park Ranger, commented, "Whale of a Time has been the most popular event out of all of them (Barking & Dagenham Community Park events) in the whole year.”

Dominic, Community Park Ranger said, "Great fun workshop! Lots of cool animals."

"Alice (7), George (10) and Grace (4) really enjoyed making clay models and learning about endangered animals. They are looking forward to painting them later. Great fun."

Jessie Potts (3 1/2 years) and mother said, "Jessie made a lizard and butterfly. She's had great fun. She loves to get messy..."

"I had a good time making my woodpecker."

Debbie (mother) said, "Billy (2), Horry (4) had a good time making snakes in the parklands."

Poppy aged 8 said, "I loved this clay making. I hope to come here again. Thank you xxx"

Read more comments... / July Community Launch - July Whale Review

View photos of Whale of a Time at Beam Parklands, October 2011, London
Beam Parklands, Dagenham 2011

Whale of a Time won the London region of the Future Friendly Awards 2011, the NHS Lambeth Community Wellbeing Competition 2010 and Making a Big Difference Award 2010, and was nominated for the London Peace Award 2010 and 2011, the Archant London Business Award 2010 and the Archant London Environmental Awards 2009.

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making a big difference award
making a big difference award

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