Here at Aurora progress is at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to find what works for individuals and use individual strengths to develop the whole person. Our network and connections mean that we are able to signpost our clients to services that may benefit them even if we do not offer it ourselves.
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Education support services
At Aurora family we understand that there are various reasons that young people struggle in mainstream education. Whether your young person has additional needs that are impossible to meet in the classroom 5 days a week, they are awaiting a specialist school placement or they are struggling with emotional issues that are making it difficult for them to focus we can help.
Across our two sites; The Farm and The Hub we provide nurturing and emotionally literate environments for our young people to build meaningful relationships, learn social skills, make friends and experience new things. We eat together, play together, and accept each other which is exactly what makes our young people develop a unique sense of ownership of our spaces.
The Farm is our outdoor activity space where young people can access bush craft, construction activities and natural outdoor learning, also benefitting from gaining understanding about caring for and learning from horses and their behaviour.
The Hub is our urban space based below our community coffee shop in East Reading. The Hub is a multi-function space containing a radio booth and a large learning area. Our young people access workshops with resident artist Charlotte Coe, Kung Fu through Reading school of martial arts and various games and activities which they lead and in turn learn from.
We are please to announce that in addition to our general education support sessions we are now able to offer focused interventions which will take the form of 6 week courses delivered at The Hub. These courses are practical and informative and designed to support young people struggling with a variety of issues. The courses are written in collaboration with our founder Nancy Magon (registered social worker), Sarah Magon (Equine therapist) Dani Ettia (Registered Integrative therapeutic counsellor) and Peter Burton (Life Coach and Conflict Resolution Practitioner).
Equine Facilitated Learning/Therapy
Equine facilitated learning (EFL) is an experiential therapeutic approach working with the horse on the ground, helping the child/young person/group to explore body language, behaviour and emotional state as well as reflecting on relationships around them, their life situation and regulating their emotions.