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Trips & Visits

Trips & Visits

Unit trips and visits are a powerful, positive teaching tool that help enhance the social, personal and emotional development of the boys. They are an important and effective means of motivating students and engaging them in active learning experiences. These trips help teach life skills, build on social skills and improve independence and self-confidence.

We have visited a wide variety of places recently with the boys, these include trips to Bridlington RNLI station, Dalby Forest, Wharram Percy medieval village, the beach, Inflata Nation in Beverley and a number of swimming trips to Alpamare and Flamingo Land pools.

Trips & Visits

Animal Therapy

Welburn Hall School have kindly offered to provide some Animal Therapy for our students at their school on a Tuesday evening. Eight students are taken each week to the school farm and take part in helping out to look after the sheep, piglets, chickens and ponies.

Animal therapy has proven benefits for young people including helping them to experience greater well-being and to improve on their physical, social, cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning. 

The animal therapist in school helps the boys take part in group activities with the animals and with one another, we do team building games, mindfulness and meditation activities. All of the boys who have been so far have thoroughly enjoyed the trips, some in particular have worked really hard to overcome their nerves around certain animals and are doing so well, staff are really proud of their progress so far.