Corley Centre in Coventry

Corley Centre in Coventry


Michelle Chatwin: The project that we’ve
run here is a lottery funded project, which the children from our local special needs
school, they come along once a week on an after school basis where they learn to look
after horses. They learn to trot and guiding, guiding is a very important thing that you
need to teach them, and it’s all about using their motor skills at the same time different
tasks that we set just to bring out the best in the children that we can.
Dean: It makes me feel happy and excited, it makes me really proud and I like it here
and around this farm I wish I could work here. Dean’s mum: It shows him a sense of responsibility
which he loves and being with other children that are the same as him, and you know, it
doesn’t stick out from the crowd at all, he just blends in with everybody else. Coming
home, you know, he’s got conversations with you that he never had at one point, just a
different individual. Ryan’s mum: He’s more confident, he’s
doing a lot more than you would think he would be able to do. He’s cleaned out the stables
and he’s worked to get certificates for management in horse training or horse riding
so he has blossomed really. Terry Mccartny: Well without the Awards for
All funding none of this would happen you know, you look at what’s going on and the
way the kids have changed, it makes a big difference in their lives, it makes a big
difference in the way they develop personally, and without that funding it wouldn’t happen.

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