‘Providing Training, Education & Work Experience for People with a Learning Disability’
What We Offer:
Students learn to care for different animals. Our students learn about chicken care and goat keeping. We also have a Shetland pony, guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks and fish.
Students collect eggs, clean and weigh them, then stamp and box the eggs ready for sale.
Students also learning life skills such as team working, communication, numeracy and literacy whilst doing this.
The classic car workshop enables students to learn about old cars. This section on the farm gives students the opportunity to work on mechanics.
Construction and Woodwork:
Students have the opportunity to build bird boxes, bat boxes, bee houses, garden furniture and planters. Many of these items are sold in our High Street charity shop and the farm. Students can decide on their own projects if they have any ideas about what they would like to make.
There is a forest school area at Haylands farm in a small woodland area. Primary school children from Medina House come to learn about woodland crafts, fire building and play in the woodland area. There are opportunities for our students to help them.
Students can learn about gardening and horticulture. The farm sells many of our homegrown plants and vegetables through the farm, farm shop and local markets. The farm produces hanging baskets for the local council and plants for other island organisations.
Our students continue to learn life skills that are important for their social and emotional development. Students are encouraged and supported by staff to develop their skills and well-being.
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