1:1 Mentoring (currently a waiting list, please call for further info)

An hour of 1:1 time a week can make the world of difference to a young person. Aimed at those who find it difficult to remain settled in mainstream, we can offer a trained mentor who will commit to working for an hour a week with a young person for the whole academic year. Write it in as part of their timetable for the year, or arrange it for the end of the school day or early evening. Mentoring can happen on or off-site, risk assessment permitting.

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* Eagle’s Nest run XL-Mentoring in the Burton on Trent area but have links with many other areas and could signpost to other organisations running the same programme elsewhere. Please get in touch to find out more.

Ninjitsu and Home Cooking Skills Day (currently a waiting list, call to discuss places in Summer term 2018)

This one day a week course brings together the opportunity to learn discipline through a martial art, along with the opportunity to gain experience and a qualification (if remaining on the course for the year) in home cooking skills. In addition students will receive mentoring and develop social skills through a range of games and small group activities.

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Gardening and Open Spaces Project

This is another in the suite of one day courses on offer. Aimed at Yr 8-11 students, it provides a practical outdoor learning experience that not only develops knowledge and skills in horticulture but also provides plenty of opportunity to develop social and emotional skills through the small group interaction. Students will work towards a level 1 Certificate through AIM Awards in ‘Skills for Employment and Further Learning (Horticulture)’ if they complete a full year. It is possible to work towards a smaller qualification at the same level if students join the course later in the year.

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SPA Day Project for Girls (Next course planned for Summer term 2018)

This one day a week course aims to work with girls aged 13-16 who exhibit low self-esteem and risky, challenging and/or aggressive behaviours. Through a relaxed and fun atmosphere, the group reflect on the challenges and positives in their life whilst exploring what positive relationships look like and how to respect yourself and stay safe when exploring relationships. The course aims to develop self-esteem and helps the girls to see that they are to be valued. A typical day begins with a juice and pastry breakfast and some time to enjoy one or two of the creative and reflective activities. The slightly more formal relationship session follows this before a cold lunch of buffet snacks and mini desserts. In the afternoon there is a pampering session that combines opportunities to try out new things whilst reinforcing the message that we are all worth investing in. These sessions vary a great deal but previous activities have included making bath bombs, taster head and shoulder massage, nail art, face masks and bodyshop parties.

This course can be delivered to groups of 4-6 students and would typically be delivered over a period of 6-12 weeks.

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Community Day Project

Spend 1 day-a-week away from the school environment working on community projects in the local area and building up credits to gain a level 1 Award through AIM Awards. After two successful pilot courses in Spring and Summer 2016, this project is available for groups of 4-6 students on request from September in the Burton-on-Trent area and aims to increase engagement and build confidence and skills for  students who are struggling to remain in mainstream.

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Alpaca Farm Day (Spaces available now)

During this 1 day a week course students will start the day at the Eagles Nest base in Burton for a bit of breakfast and target setting before heading to a local Alpaca farm. At the farm students will work with Chris, the farm owner, taking part in CALMs (Cognitive Alpaca Learning Methods) allowing students to understand that their hidden fears and aggression can be picked up by these sensitive creatures. Students will also work towards a level 1 Award through AIM Awards in ‘Skills for Employment and Further Learning (Animal Care)’. Available for up to 4 students with lunch included.

Alpaca Farm Day Flyer (including cost)

For further information on any projects listed above, including referral forms, please contact us.