EDUCATION

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 ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION IS CURRENTLY IN GROWING DEMAND, WITH MORE STUDENTS REQUIRING A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO MAINSTREAM CURRICULUM.

AT FARM CLUB WE DON’T SOLELY OFFER PUPILS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT NATURE AND ANIMALS, BUT WE ALSO PRACTICE BEHAVIOURAL MANAGEMENT, TEACHING OF ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS AND INDIVIDUALLY SHAPED PATHWAYS FOR EACH CHILD. OUR STUDENTS STRUGGLE TO FIND THESE ESSENTIAL AREAS OF PASTORAL SUPPORT ELSEWHERE.



WHERE FARM CLUB REALLY DIFFERS FROM OTHER INTERVENTIONAL PROGRAMMES IS THAT ALL COURSES ARE CHILD-LED, MEANING NO TWO DAYS LOOK THE SAME. WHERE SOME STUDENTS PREFER GROWING, PLANTING AND HARVESTING FOOD, OTHERS PREFER TO FOCUS ON ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, REARING SMALL ANIMALS OR EVEN HATCHING AND INCUBATING EGGS. THESE ARE ALL ACTIVITIES FARM CLUB ENCOURAGES AS A PART OF THE ALTERNATIVE PROVISIONS CURRICULUM.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IS AT THE HEART OF THE FARM, ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO EXPLORE AND BE CURIOUS, MEANWHILE TEACHING THEM RESPECT, MANNERS AND SOCIAL SKILLS THAT WILL MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO THEIR FUTURE. AND WE’VE SEEN THAT IT WORKS! PAST FARM CLUB STUDENTS HAVE BUILT THEIR CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM, INCREASED THEIR LEARNING MOTIVATION, POSITIVELY CHANGED THEIR ATTITUDES AND REINTEGRATED INTO SCHOOL WITHOUT THE EXPECTATION OF EXCLUSION. OUR AMAZING CONNECTION WITH LOCAL COUNCILS AND SCHOOLS IS SECOND TO NONE, making Farm Club the first port of call for new students that are in need.


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