Wildern Academy Trust
Care Opportunity Quality

Community

All the Trust schools have at their heart, their service to the community. One of the aims of the Trust is to extend our community role and increase opportunities for stakeholders in our communities. We will build on our success on the Wildern site where we have an established community offer in both the Arts and Leisure. Our excellent facilities have been developed and upgraded over time. As the communities of Boorley Park Primary and Deer Park Secondary develop so too will the community services.

We have strong links with the Borough Council and together we aim to build on the existing community offer already in place. This involves a range of groups including our local town councils, with whom we have a longstanding relationship.

The d.@rt Centre 

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The d.@rt centre is a community venue for all ages who wish to engage in performing and visual arts. With an emphasis on arts, crafts and music, our centre-run courses, which also include a cookery programme for all ages are led by professional practitioners or artists in hour long, half day or full day workshops, including children’s holiday activities.

Our aim is to provide high quality workshops and classes at affordable rates for anyone aged between 4 and 104.

We encourage local artists to exhibit work in our foyer space, sell through our cabinets, perform at open mic nights or take part in our variety of social sessions.

The d.@rt centre boasts specialist rooms for dance, drama, art and music. These spaces are available for hire. We currently hire space to a number of local dance schools, bands and drama groups in evenings from 4.30pm to 9.30pm and at weekends. 

We also host Bulgarian and Spanish Language Schools and an evening adult education programme run by Eastleigh College.

The Fairtrade Café is a popular place to sit and chat or to become part of one of our regular community social groups Book Club, Knit and Natter, Wave Film Society, Open Mic Night, and elders groups. 

For older people in our community we offer computer classes, arts and crafts sessions, and a quarterly Silver Screening programme, all supported by Wildern pupils.

Our aim is to provide high quality workshops and classes at affordable rates for anyone aged between 4 and 104.

The d.@rt centre is open from 8.30am to 9.30pm daily and Saturday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Contact the d.@rt centre team via community@wildern.org and sign up for our weekly update.

Visit their website thedart.co.uk or call on 01489 779 471 for further information. 

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The Berry Theatre

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The Berry Theatre is a professional theatre that we are lucky to be able to use for our school productions, but which hosts a full programme of children's theatre, film, stand-up-comedy and community shows. 

For more information, visit www.theberry.co.uk or call 02380 652333

The Leisure Centre 

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The Leisure Centre provides opportunities for everyone to get physically active.  Classes and facilities are designed to offer something for everyone regardless of age or ability.  

Sports facilities are available for hire for anyone throughout the year.  We have a 4 court sports hall, 9v9 ATP football pitch, ATP hockey pitch, 7 v 7 3g football pitch, gymnasium and tennis courts.

Swimming is available for all the family in our friendly public sessions.  If your child requires a little more support, lessons are available from the age of 4 months onwards in our parents and toddler sessions.  For the 3-4 year olds they can venture unaided in the Dolphin lessons under the supervision of our qualified swim teachers.  School aged children have the opportunity to enrol on the ASA Swim England, learn to swim programme.  

We run a large variety of fitness classes from low intensity Aqua and Yoga to the more full-on Body Blaster and Boot Camp so no matter your age or fitness level we should have something to suit you.  There are a variety of staff, qualified to deliver 1 2 1 fitness sessions in the gym.  From weight loss to muscle growth, beginners to high level athletes, staff have experience of developing proven programmes to keep you enthusiastic and kick start your health regeneration.  

For more information, visit wildernleisurecentre.co.uk or call on 01489787128