As the end of the academic year approaches, staff from My Life Learning have been inviting potential new learners to join us and see what we are all about!
This transition period gives new learners a taste of what they will be studying when they join us in September. We understand the emotional impact that new environments can have on new students and this also helps to smooth the pathway to their learning.
This month, Robert and Jenny from Hope school have enjoyed some animal care sessions, whilst Gareth Jones from Oakfield spent a full week with us, experiencing lots of different sessions and meeting all the staff.
Tilly from Astley Park will be joining the horse care sessions with Khim Grice, one of our returning learners. Tilly came with her teacher on the first day for moral support as she was a little bit nervous, but she soon relaxed as she got to know Khim and of course lovely Chester the horse!
Tilly now comes on her own and will continue to join horse care until the end of term. These taster sessions allow our teacher Dawn to get a good understanding of her prior knowledge of horses. Tilly has had horse riding lessons but has never taken part in activities such as grooming and stable/yard duties before. This will be a large part of Tilly’s learning from September, as well as learning about caring for horses’ hooves, checking a horse is healthy and understanding how to identify its colours and markings.
My Life Learning offer a number of curriculum subjects and can tailor them to the requirements of individual students. As well as animal care, subjects include horticulture, ICT and media, drama, art, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, numeracy and literacy and much much more.
If you’re interested in My Life Learning and our work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01257 472 900.