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The Koru Project

Recently, The Koru Project has been working with us here at Chetnole Village Hall through their Alternative Specialist Provision. They have been hiring Village Halls, Children’s Centres, and gyms throughout Dorset to enable Therapeutic Education for Re-engagement work. The idea of Therapeutic Education is to help children and young people who have low mood and low self-esteem to look outwards into the world: fostering a sense of curiosity; building engagement in learning; boosting confidence and improving a sense of wellbeing.

Our sessions also offer a safe place to explore emotions and increase levels of emotional literacy thus improving behaviour and ability to cope in social situations.

What they offer:

Windows on the World– A bespoke programme of study with a proven track record of results. Initially, sessions are based on the student’s interests, broadening to encompass a wider curriculum which works towards building confident and successful learners. This is a collaborative, creative and thematic approach to learning. This can, over time, build to GCSE and Functional skills qualifications.

Staffing– They have a range of education professionals and therapists who are experienced in helping children and young people who have had difficulties in learning at school. A fun, relaxed and ‘no-judgement’ approach enables their pupils to see the value of learning, and that making mistakes is part of this process and so enabling reengagement in their education. Building positive relationships heals feelings of failure, building self-belief and this attachment focused work reduces anxiety and enables learning to take place. Children and young people can enjoy the success of achievement, and be celebrated for being fully themselves.

More information can be found here.


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