Over the last couple of years, we have seen a number of vulnerable young people blossom because of the See Learn Transform programme. Brought to us for additional support and a tailored outdoor educational experience, our team have helped them to build confidence, develop their social interaction, reduce depression and anxiety, and support the management of their daily lives.
One such learner who we have kept anonymous for data protection reasons, has embraced the outdoors and all the benefits of being in nature. He says that SLT helps him with his physical and mental wellbeing, and he enjoys learning new skills, being practical and seeing a job through to the end. He now interacts very well with his peers and staff and has a particularly good bond with the fishing tutor which has allowed opportunities for pastoral guidance and personal growth. He has also begun to take a lead role in the student group – helping others and new starters with any issues on tasks. He has also started to develop his own ideas, crafting a few small wooden projects, and has taken great pride in these ideas from conception to completion. This learner aims to have a career one day in a forestry-related job and through our continued support we aim to give him the opportunities he requires to achieve this aim.
By the spring of 2021, his attendance had improved by 85%, allowing him to work towards a Level 1 City & Guilds qualification in Land Based Studies. This year he will progress onto Level 2 Countryside & Environment, which will provide him the opportunity to, upon completion, join an apprenticeship or job. This learner is one of many now taking part in the See Learn Transform programme, which we believe to be a brilliant resource for vulnerable young people. The programme is currently undergoing an expansion which will bring with it exciting prospects for the future.
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