Thursday, 20 July 2017

DYSGU @ DYFI DONKEYS - Donkey Assisted Learning program now open


Dyfi Donkeys have opened a new Equine Assisted Learning Centre and ‘nature school’ near Machynlleth, offering opportunities for learning out of doors in the natural environment with donkeys and nature. This is a new and innovative way for children, young people and adults to engage in learning outside the classroom and is aimed at those who find conventional learning approaches a challenge whether they come through the school system, independently or have behavioural or mental health difficulties. The centre services North Powys, North Ceredigion and South Gwynedd.

Dysgu@ Dyfi Donkeys is an expansion of our successful Dyfi Donkeys stable known for our award-winning beach donkeys, unique interactive open days and community donkey visits. The new Equine Assisted Learning Centre is the first in Wales to be approved by Dorset based EAQ, an innovator in the EAL sector. Based in Commins Coch, Machynlleth, the centre boasts 11 donkeys of all ages and sizes who have been hand-picked for their suitability to this type of work. The site has approximately 35 acres of wild nature reserve, paddocks and woodland along with an outdoor classroom, 20x40m ménage, stables and yard and an indoor classroom for wet weather activities.

Sessions range from one hour per week to potentially fulltime depending on the needs of the child. Learners take part in ground based activities with the donkeys, there is no riding involved. Individual learning plans are set up for each client and personal goals set. the centre has access through the EAQ network to nationally accredited courses ranging from Numeracy and Literacy to Skills towards professions in animal care. Equine Assisted Learning has been found to be helpful with Autism, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and other similar conditions.

For more info :Video (english)      
Brochure :
For more information , a copy of our full brochure or  to arrange a exploratory visit please contact Louise Peeters EAQ accredited facilitator on 07717020344.
We are now accepting client applications.

 equineassistedqualifications.com

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