CREATIVE LEARNING

‘HANDS ON’ LEARNING

The pictures here show the clay pizza oven we built on one of our project days, with inspiration and guidance from The Cartshed. It typifies our approach. To us, creative learning is about learning new skills, so increasing confidence, being more independent. But it’s very much about having fun too! See more pictures of the day pizza came to Salters Hill.

Our Creative Learning program encourages all individuals into meaningful daytime activity. As well as being a chance to try something new, the programs increase ability to obtain work experience and employment. So, this service is for individuals with a learning disability:

  • Wishing to learn new skills and develop or maintain an interest.
  • Who have attended further education colleges and want to build on that.
  • Who want to prepare for work in the community.

Salters Hill are part of a consortium of providers who have a produced a brochure outlining the range of activities available throughout Herefordshire.

For more information about the courses we offer, please contact…
Lisa Park – Creative Learning manager,
01531 671080,  lisa.park@saltershill.org.uk

 

Scroll down and see the course options and locations.

You can also download our course brochure for 2017 here

CREATIVE LEARNING LOCATIONS

SALTER'S HILL BARN

POUND FARM

 MORNING CLUB

An opportunity to meet, talk and take part in activities generated by group interests. Develop friendships and learn new information from guest speakers and local visits to your community.

This is a relaxed social environment that will accommodate up to 8 people per session.

What to bring:

  • A packed lunch
  • Lots of good ideas!

 

 

 

EXPRESS YOURSELF!

Grow in confidence and learn how to express yourself in a safe and caring environment. Take part in inclusive drama games that develop team and communication skills, like:

  • Mime
  • Mirrored body actions
  • Role-play
  • Phone conversations

Explore body expression through different series’ of moves, as in T’ai Chi, responding to particular sound moods and bopping to a favourite band or track.

Express yourself through music by:

  • Singing together and making body sounds
  • Using percussion instruments
  • Singing or listening to karaoke

 

 

 SEWING AND NEEDLECRAFT

Needle skills and textile craftwork are developed through activities which include collages, embroidery, weaving, tacking and hemming, hand stitching and machine sewing.

What to bring:

  • A packed lunch
  • Lots of good ideas!

 

 

 

 READING AND NUMBERS

Signing your name, writing your address, reading timetables, telling the time, understanding money… these are just some of the activities you could choose to do.

At the same time you will develop your social skills and confidence.

Sessions take place in the Log Cabin at Pound Farm, Gorsley and at Salters Hill Barn near Ledbury.

What to bring:

  • Packed lunch
  • Reading materials
  • Pencil and pens

 ANIMALS AND RURAL SKILLS

A chance to work with the Charity’s animals—follow our sheep from lambing to showing—and other annual outdoor activities including harvesting the orchard and making apple juice.

What to bring:

  • Waterproofs for wet weather
  • Steel toe-cap boots or steel toe-cap wellies
  • Warm clothing in the Winter, a hat and sunscreen in the Summer
  • A packed lunch

CLAY

Have hands-on help to create a design for something decorative or useful (or both)! Model it first to check your design works, before you make, paint and glaze it. All fired in our kiln here at the Barn in Ledbury.

What to bring:

  • A packed lunch
  • Overalls
  • Warm clothing for the Winter
  • Lots of good ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 WOODWORK

We have an excellent record for making and selling products, from bug boxes to benches and everything in-between.

Join us whether you are a beginner or want to use the tools in our workshop to build on existing skills.

What to bring:

  • Overalls
  • Steel toe-cap shoes or boots
  • Warm clothing in the Winter
  • A packed lunch

 

 

 

GARDENING AT THE BARN- LEDBURY

Look after our plants and learn all about different varieties—including flowers that feed our bees and sensory plants that make humans happier! Help to provide our kitchen with seasonal food.

 

GARDENING AT POUND FARM- GORSLEY

Aimed at growing herbs and garden produce, these sessions will help you to grow your veg. from seed, plant it, look after it and have the joy of picking it at harvest time, fresh and ripe!

What to bring:

  • Steel toe-cap shoes or boots
  • Overalls
  • Waterproofs for wet weather
  • Warm clothing in the Winter, and a hat or cap in the Summer
  • A packed lunch

 MEDIA SKILLS

Use tablets, lap-tops and desk-top computers to communicate.

  • Find information
  • Type
  • Access videos
  • Take photos
  • Send emails
  • Use websites
  • Help to prepare a newsletter for Salters Hill.

Learn in a secure environment with help and advice.

What to bring:

  • A packed lunch
  • Lots of good ideas!

 ARTS AND CRAFTS

Arts and crafts sessions take place in the Log Cabin at Pound Farm, Gorsley and at Salter’s Hill Barn near Ledbury.

Often reflecting seasonal and personal/group interests, these sessions use a variety of media and a wide range of techniques.

What to bring:

  • A packed lunch
  • Lots of good ideas!

 DOMESTIC SKILLS- COOKING FOR INDEPENDENCE

Learn key skills for living independently, including:

  • Cooking
  • Healthy eating
  • Baking
  • Budgeting
  • Food hygiene
  • Shopping
  • Where food comes from
  • Cleaning a home
  • Laundry tips
  • Ironing
  • Home safety

What to bring:

  • A packed lunch

 DOMESTIC SKILLS- CATERING CLUB

Be part of a team who already have some skills in cooking and want to use them to provide tasty and nutritious food for others! You will help plan a meal, budget for it, think about food preparation and hygiene, take orders, serve food and enjoy the food yourselves!

What to bring:

  • A packed lunch

BUSHCRAFT AND ECOLOGY

These sessions include making fires, foraging for seasonal fruits, flowers and leaves, and outdoor cooking – we even built our own clay oven!

Also working on and learning about the land we own, protecting the natural habitats and the variety of animals, insects and plants that live on it.

What to bring:

  • Steel toe-cap shoes or boots
  • Overalls
  • Waterproofs for wet weather
  • Warm clothing in the Winter, and a hat or cap in the Summer
  • A packed lunch

HEALTHY LIVING

An opportunity to set your own goals, get advice and ways to improve your quality of life.

This course will include-

  • Exercise
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Friendships
  • Personal hygiene
  • Healthy eating
  • Meditation
  • Sleep habits
  • Having fun!

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • A packed lunch

SALTERS HILL CHARITY LIMITED. Registered in England No: 1770252 A company limited by guarantee. Registered Charity No. 288379

See our page on the Charity Commission website.

 

 

Chief Executive: Paul Snell

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