A Therapeutic Approach to Gardening in Schools with Children and Young People with SEND

This course provides information, skills and practical techniques that enable you to match horticultural activities to the national curriculum and develop an extracurricular therapeutic programme to meet the support needs of groups of children.

'Provided an excellent introduction to the theory and how STH programmes could be planned to support pupils within a school environment'

Suitable for:

Teachers, teaching assistants and other school staff with an interest in using horticulture as a therapeutic intervention

What you will learn:

  • The theory of using social and therapeutic horticulture with children 
  • To link the practice of horticultural therapy to the curriculum  
  • To gain support from, and communicate the value of horticultural therapy to, colleagues, parents and stakeholders 
  • To create schemes of work and session plans
  • To use specific assessment models for social and therapeutic horticulture in schools  

  • Registration and coffee 9.30am
  • 10am start – 4pm finish

Included in fee:

  • All course materials 
  • Course hand-outs
  • A light lunch and refreshments



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Due to the success of this year's course we will be running another course in March 2018.

We are seeking schools to partner with on this course, so, if you would be interested in holding a course at your school please contact one of the training team on 0118 988 5688 or email training@thrive.org.uk for more information.

Farnham, Surrey - 5th & 6th March 2018
Venue:  Farnham, Surrey

Date: 5th & 6th March 2018

Please call Thrive office or email training@thrive.org.uk to be added to the delegate list

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