"Arundel is a monumental trip for our learners as it provides them with opportunities they either might not have experienced before or have an extremely rare chance to experience. As well as activities and experiences, the learners have the opportunities to work on their all important life skills which is a big part of our curriculum at school.” SWISS COTTAGE SCHOOL, Camden
Who we support?
Our SEND Project engages young people with special educational needs in sports, learning and social experiences to nurture and develop their physical, academic, social and life skills. In our beautiful and unique setting, we use the power of cricket and other sports, outdoor recreation and history to support the education, health and development of young people with a wide range of learning difficulties and associated special needs.
How does the project help young people?
Our SEND project enables young people with learning and physical disabilities to participate in sports, education and recreation within a world-famous cricket ground, a historic medieval castle, a vibrant Sussex beach and an inclusive woodland residential centre. We aim to create fun, dynamic and creative learning opportunities while also putting a large emphasis on required life skills. Our unique setting enriches our educational programmes, providing a perfect environment for inspiration and wellbeing; creating opportunities for discovery and development which make a lasting difference to the young people who visit us.
Our SEND project has many positive outcomes on the self- esteem, confidence and sense of wellbeing of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The key outcomes of the project include:
- Improved independence and life skills
- Increased self awareness, self esteem and confidence
- Improved physical and emotional health
- Improved access and participation in sports
- Opportunities to engage with peers and develop social skills
- Build resilience through risk taking, challenge and problem solving