Clervaux Garden School behind the river

This post has been written by Ruskin Mill Trust.

We are delighted to be exhibiting at Kidz to Adultz Middle in Coventry where we will be show casing our unique method of Practical Skills Therapeutic Education. New to the network of Ruskin Mill provisions across the country, is the Clervaux Garden School in County Durham, due to open in May 2019, and where applications are welcomed all year round. Clervaux Garden School provides an opportunity for young people aged 10 – 16 years to learn and grow within a holistic educational framework.

Our aim is to develop responsible, free-thinking young people who can contribute to society with initiative and purpose. We believe each child is unique and deserves a unique educational experience. The curriculum at Clervaux offers a balance of academic, artistic, and practical activities which engage the heads, hands and hearts of our pupils. We believe that education should develop the whole person intellectually, socially, emotionally, encourage their innate curiosity and result in a love of learning.

For a preview of the new school and information on open days and admissions, please take a look at our brochure or visit the team on stand V8

As an Independent Specialist Education provider for over 30 years, we invite visitors to explore how our approach and our craft and land curriculum enables learners to overcome their barriers to education. This internationally renowned and researched method has a positive impact on young peoples’ physical development as well as their mental wellbeing.

Furthermore it enables them to develop skills across a wide range of areas, such as green woodworking, farming, weaving, metalwork, glassblowing, biodynamics and more. By immersing students within the productive aspect of our curriculum, students learn to care for their own well-being and development and overcome their barriers to learning. This is so students learn to recognise their capabilities and positively contribute to society, which is continuously celebrated through cultural events and arts festivals for staff, students and the wider community.

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