Horticultural Therapy uses gardening as a means of improving pupils’ emotional intelligence and resilience.
With 2 greenhouses, a poly-tunnel, borders and raised beds on-site as well as an allotment within walking distance. Sessions are adapted to benefit small groups and individual students, according to their needs.
Skills such as sowing and growing are then further enhanced by harvesting, preparing and enjoying together.
Taking responsibility for improving areas within the school grounds and continuing to care for them helps to develop both practical and social skills along with building confidence and self-esteem.
Equipment and techniques are adapted for pupils with mobility or sensory impairments.
6th form students have the opportunity to complete a 2 year nationally recognised City and Guilds qualification in Practical Horticulture.