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Enrichment & Special Projects

We provide a range of enrichment opportunities for young people. Many of these are run in conjunction with three other virtual schools and the John Lyons Charity who provide funding and support. On this page you can see some examples of some of the sort of opportunities we offer.

Every year, a number of our young people attend this successful equine therapy programme. It supports young people who may be experiencing poor mental health, have behavioural issues, and/or learning difficulties.  Young people who struggle in traditional therapy and classroom settings, thrive in the inclusive outdoor setting of the stables. The horses respond to the emotions of young people and a team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Horse behaviour experts help to translate the horse's behaviour into observations which are meaningful for young people. The team encourage young people to learn about their own emotions and behaviour to make positive changes which improve their life chances.

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Through this scheme, each primary aged child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery and other high-quality materials once every month for six months, usually from May to October. For many children, it's the first time they have had a letter or a parcel through the post and for some it's the first time they have had books of their own.

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Brunel Urban Scholars Residential 

An inspiring and informative residential that helps de-mystify university for teenagers so that they can make an informed choice when the time comes. The sessions are led by university undergraduates who are all Care Leavers who talk openly and honestly to the young people about their journeys through education and the choices they made.

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Jamie’s Farm acts as a catalyst for change, enabling secondary school age young people to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. They do this through a unique residential experience and rigorous follow-up programme, combining farming, community and therapy. The programme is designed to improve behaviour, boost engagement and improve self-esteem. Young people will be better equipped to thrive during secondary school years and beyond.

How can the Virtual School support you?

Internal links here to About page, Young People, and Resources.

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