We deliver interactive and practical ‘skills for life’ education in realistic full size streetscapes at Bournemouth and Weymouth. Yes, you read that right – our learning villages include buses, a two-storey house, cars, a beach, a Co-op and even a train and railway track. Our philosophy is one of ‘discuss, decide and do’ where visitors are actively engaged in an exciting and immersive environment rather than simply listening to advice.
We cover road safety, fire safety, water safety and home safety alongside crime prevention, what to do in an emergency, healthy living, mental wellbeing, citizenship, the climate and ecological emergency, householder responsibilities, personal financial skills and much more.
We deliver bespoke programmes to meet the specific needs of groups including parents and carers of early years and primary Key Stage 1 and 2. We’re developing programmes for secondary Key Stage 3, home leavers (16+) and older people during 2020. We adapt our delivery for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
We also provide popular community facilities including meeting and function rooms, a dance studio, and a cafe.