Community outdoor ProjectGraveney Community Project
Our Graveney Site
Our THRIVE Practitioners and wellbeing mentors work collaboratively with young people to develop a community hub. Their input is vital; developing the site together allows young people to experience success. In line with the THRIVE Approach, this allows us to implement practical measures that enable pupils to achieve their potential and focus on healthy emotional and social wellbeing.
Community projects ignite life skills in young people and for many, learning can be more accessible when it is kinesthetic. As such, we are able to re-engage learners holistically, which gives room for progress academically, socially and emotionally.
Learning at Graveney
Graveney is one of Tuition Extra’s holistic learning environments, set in the teaming wildlife of the Graveney Marshes. This site offers students the opportunity to work in small groups or one-to-one, on activities which focus on improving self-worth and emotional development. Graveney is a hub for expression and as such, we can accommodate varied interests including woodcraft, photography, horticulture, animal care and much more!
Focusing on play and kinesthetic activities, our THRIVE Practitioners play side-by-side with our young people, increasing their social tolerance and emotional resistance. Children have the freedom to explore, experiment, and be guided through sensory stimulation, which is fantastic for brain and memory development, strength and motor skills. Play encourages communication and turn-taking; there is no right or wrong way to play and the THRIVE approach ensures vulnerable or distressed children to feel safe, special and able to engage with learning. For young people we offer right-time and reparative support, providing action plans to support the needs of students who struggle to access mainstream learning.
The THRIVE Approach
The collective expereince of our qualified THRIVE Practitioners ensures each young person has a unique and individualised plan to meet and support their specific needs. This approached is woven into a choice of creative, vocational and academic pathways from our Graveney Site or with our Chalkhill Farm Partners. The tranquillity and space of our natural, outdoors sites, combined with our professional THRIVE Approach, means that our students progress rapidly, both emotionally and academically.