Huckleberries Nurture Farm
Our Schools Programme provides all day group sessions once a week for up to six children from the same school. This programme runs for six weeks. Children are selected by their school and accompanied by a member of staff.
Children are usually referred because they need extra support in their social or emotional well-being, which may exhibit as anxiety, low emotional resilience, self-esteem or self-worth, worries, volatility and big emotions. We often work with children with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyscalculia, or neurodiversity, who find school challenging; children who are young carers; looked after or previously looked after children; and children experiencing specific challenges such as bereavement, bullying, or difficult family circumstances. Children are welcome from years 1 to 7. We provide a calm and reflective setting for children who can follow instruction from an adult, interact positively with each other, and participate in sessions led by our practitioners.
The children learn how to care for the animals and each other, to observe and immerse themselves in nature, and explore the benefits of well-being techniques such as yoga, Qi-Gong and art, to deepen their connection with themselves and others. Mindfulness is interwoven into their learning to encourage children to be in the present moment, to notice and allow what is going on in their minds and bodies, so that they may use the tools they learn when they feel overwhelmed by day to day events.
We are able to offer some fully-funded sessions under our Schools Programme through National Lottery Funding. Sessions are also available for schools able to self-fund the programme. Please contact us for further information.