About Our Projects
We want to share traditional outdoor skills and learning whilst breaking down those barriers between people with special educational needs and disabilities, the wider community, and workplaces.
Learning Outside the Classroom has particular benefits for helping SEND pupils with to reach their potential. SEND pupils often learn best by doing, and the opportunity to get out into the school grounds, local community or further afield can provide the children with real life experiences that can help them lead an independent life in adulthood.
The Silverwood Animal Resource Centre (ARC) (Ongoing)
The Silverwood Animal Resource Centre (The ARC) will provide access to animal husbandry facilities to motivate SEND pupils and those who struggle to thrive in traditional classroom settings by engaging them in the most meaningful learning that occurs through acquiring knowledge and skills through real-life, practical, hands-on activities.
The ARC will improve positive outcomes for pupils in terms of their health, interaction, relationship building, communication, mental well-being, independence, and academic progress.
The ARC will help develop Outdoor Learning as well as animal therapy and land-based studies courses. The ambitious project aims to fund and construct a barn with surrounding paddocks and a classroom.
The ARC will enable Silverwood students to develop the following skills: