Welsh Assembly member and Shadow Secretary for Education and Children, Darren Millar joined staff and residents from our Llangwyfan services to celebrate the opening of the ‘Woodland’ – a brand new outdoor education space – on the 6th October.
80 residents and their families, colleagues and individuals from the local community attended the celebrations. Darren Millar attended and marked the occasion by cutting a ribbon and planted a shrub in the developing butterfly garden.
Visitors were able to explore the different areas and experience the sensory activities which include landscaping, textures, musical and visual. A huge thank you to our in house estates team who built all the wonderful sensory structures!
Freshly squeezed apple juice was served using apples from the ancient orchard as well as woodland inspired snacks.
Active Support Coach, Tim Atyeo explains more about the project, “The Woodland project – which is nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty – will offer an outdoor learning space in which individuals we support can access a range of educational and individually tailored pursuits such as bush craft, relaxation area, nature exploration, sensory activities and gardening and horticulture skills.
“Flexible programs are delivered to suit each individual in either the main hub, the woodland or individually within their homes.”
Complimenting Highfield Hub, which offers an indoor learning space, the Woodland is part of MHC’s National Open College Network offering which allows supported individuals to gain nationally recognised qualifications in:
- Maths and English qualifications
- Individuals living skills qualifications
- Skills for education, training and personal development