Learning clubs for SEN schools
Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm in south east London. We occupy a 2.2 acre site on the bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe. Education is core to what we do at the Farm and we currently offer a wide and varied range of courses, training projects for adults with learning disabilities and workshops for local schools.
During 2017 we want to establish the Farm as a long-term resource for SEN schools and specialist resource bases. We want to provide their young people with educational, therapeutic and creative opportunities through activities which develop their skills, self-esteem, independence and team work.
We are working towards dedicating a regular day-a-week at the Farm during term times for students to develop practical skills around planting, growing, making, cooking, animal care, bushcraft and Thames foreshore foraging. To get this off the ground over the Spring, Summer and Autumn terms we will be working alongside local primary and secondary state schools to develop and pilot a programme of half-day weekly sessions. We aim, by fully engaging schools and working alongside them to evaluate and adjust the programme, to have by the end of the year created and demonstrated a valued student experience and a long-term programme which can be reused and individualised for future groups and schools.
If you are interested in being involved in the project in the future or would like to bring your class for a one-off workshop please get in touch by emailing Kirsty Green, our Education Outreach Coordinator.