Experience Overview: Immerse your child in a unique educational experience tailored to foster personal growth, social skills, and emotional well-being. Set against the tranquil backdrop of Wiltshire's countryside, our Home Education Alpaca-Assisted Activity Group engages children aged 11 and above in a 90-minute semi-structured session that seamlessly integrates animal-assisted interventions and cognitive behavioural techniques.
What to Expect
Alpaca Interaction: Upon arrival, children are introduced to our gentle and well-trained alpacas, initiating a bond that lasts throughout the session. They will learn basic alpaca handling skills, including feeding and husbandry.
Cognitive Exercises: Kids participate in interactive discussions and problem-solving activities that encourage critical thinking. These activities are adapted to suit the age and developmental level of the children, incorporating cognitive behavioural techniques to promote emotional intelligence.
Nature Walk: A leisurely nature walk with the alpacas allows the children to connect with nature, benefit from fresh air, and practice mindfulness. This segment enhances physical well-being while facilitating environmental education.
Creative Exploration: Children engage in an expressive session that might include art activities, land management or photography. This segment is designed to encourage self-expression, cultivate creativity and enhance fine motor skills.
Social Skills Development: Throughout the experience, emphasis is placed on cooperative activities that require teamwork and effective communication. Children are encouraged to take turns, share experiences, and help one another, reinforcing the importance of social bonds.
Who Should Attend: This session is ideal for home-educated children aged 11 and above who are looking to enrich their educational journey, develop social skills, and improve emotional well-being.
Safety: The welfare of our alpacas and attendees is of utmost importance. All activities are supervised by experienced staff to ensure a safe and enriching experience for all.
Engage your child in a formative journey that goes beyond conventional education. Book a slot in our Home Education Alpaca-Assisted Activity Group today.