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Animals and Horticulture

 

                  Four new arrivals in October which are going to be very popular with our disabled and special needs users

 

 

                                              Pumpkin and Peaches                                                      Raisin & Hazlenut

 

                                                                    

 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

Our new lambs  arrived Sunday 10th Sept. The two darker ones are twins Heather & Holly  and the lighter one is Blinky.  They were born in March and came 3rd in the pedigree lambs class at the Staffordshire Show.  They are friendly and certain to be very popular.

Help look after our 78+ animals: Interaction with the animals is encouraged  and some animals freely roam the site during the day. Help with mucking out, cleaning, collecting chicken eggs, grooming and learning about animal health. This activity takes place under the supervision of qualified staff.

Our animals include: large horses, ponies, miniature horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits and ducks

 

 

 

   

                                           

 

Gardening and Horticulture: Help to plant, grow and harvest plants and vegetables in our purpose built raised garden, raised growing beds around the Centre and a large polytunnel.  Wheelchair friendly. 

 

We also provide structured Work Experience for people with disabilities and special needs

 

Benefits:

Users are encouraged to interact and develop their potential which results in the following proven and measurable outcomes:

*Improved physical and mental well being

Therapeutic benefit

*Education

*Learn new skills

*maybe work with others and learn team work

*Improved self confidence which helps foster a sense of personal achievement which is so important to people with disabilities and special needs 

*Happiness

 

Feedback from users, includes the following:

*Brings a new dimension to a restricted life

*Provides a positive, unique and enjoyable activity

*Has therapeutic benefit

 

 

Want to get involved:  Email:  secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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