Cumbrian students ‘live their best life’ at Brathay
Local students from SWITCHED 2 are thriving in our weekly Outdoor Educational Days, saying they feel they're "living their best life".
SWITCHED 2 is a caring and holistic learning experience for those who struggle in mainstream schools. The organisation works with students in small groups away from the school environment to provide individualised care and education. Headteacher Andrew Coates and his team support young people to achieve basic life skills and discover vocational career paths and Brathay is proud to be partnering with them to help improve the life chances of young people at home, school and in future careers.
Students visiting Brathay are being offered holistic, new learning experiences, including; canoe trips on Lake Windermere, bush craft classes and problem solving activities. This is all with the aim of developing basic life skills such as team work, positive self esteem and being able to work effectively in new environments.
SWITCHED 2 instructor Rachel said:
I had one of the most rewarding days of my career when ghyll scrambling with one of our pupils. The pure look of enjoyment after he had climbed up the rocks and floated in the pool, the sound of his laughter was magical. He had achieved way more than he ever thought he could.
All our residentials at Brathay bring young people together to gain strength through a common purpose and create positive relationships. By taking part in shared challenges and reflective discussion we give young people the headspace and direction they need to realise what they are truly capable of.
Help fund a residential today at www.brathay.org.uk/get-involved/donate/