Small, informal and school groups

October 10, 2016

Small groups

  • in-our-element-boosting-gradesShort and long term programmes
  • Group size: 3-5 people
  • Key skills: re-engagement through practical and creative activities

The small groups short/long term programmes are designed for groups of 3 – 5 young people and is aimed at developing group skills whilst re-engaging students with learning in a more practical and creative way.

Themes are similar to that of the Early Intervention programmes, but the programme is tailored for individuals presenting more challenging behaviours; hence the higher staff-student ratio.

Informal groups

  • 2-3 days a week
  • Group size: staff to student ration 1:3
  • Key skills: vocational work experience, practical skills, hands on activities

This is an informal group of young people where the staff: student ratio is on average 1:3.

This service could be available 2/3 days a week and their task is to learn practical skills whilst working alongside other students and staff.

Activities are more vocational introducing students to skills related to practical conservation, site related maintenance jobs, construction skills, alternative building methods, renewable energy, woodland management, animal care and husbandry.

There will be an element of work experience where the group may go out to help out with the management of other public/private outdoor parks/estates.

School groups

  • Curriculum Enrichment, Leadership, Adventure Days

Various bespoke and tailored days can be offered to local schools and where possible these can be linked to the National Curriculum.

We will embed functional skills for days covering any of our various activity themes.