Workshops and pROGRAMMES
Knowledge, attitude and skills workshops
Designed for disengaged young people, these sessions help students look at their present situation, behaviour and current development.
To begin, we encourage the students to speak honestly and openly about why they might be having difficulties at school or be on the verge of exclusion. The sessions then help these young people to develop various techniques and skills that they will be able to take forward and use in learning environments.
Sex and relationship education programmes
This unique programme has been run in a variety of schools and Pupil Referral Unit settings across London, with positive results and outcomes.
In the first session we introduce the programme and the ground rules for working together. Next, we look at prior learning on the subject gained from school, street and family environments, which may affect or influence their attitudes towards sex and relationships. As part of the programme we use empathy bellies, virtual dolls and lots of other modern resources to enhance young people's understanding of the issues discussed.
″I learnt about sexually transmitted infections, their symptoms and possible effects long term. I now always carry a condom and I go to the STD clinic for check-ups″
– Jerome, 16
Alternative school programme
We offer programmes for pupils who are having difficulties in school or need a change of learning environment for a period of time. The aim is to engage with the students and enable them to gain the necessary skills to rejoin into mainstream school.
The programme provides a mixture of activities that cover school curriculum subjects and informal learning programmes. This could be in groups or one-to-one mentoring and supervision, and our highly experienced team can arrange placements at very short notice.
″The Harrow club has excellent facilities and excellent staff who work with some very challenging young people. They are quick to respond and always willing to help, often at very short notice″
– Paul, LAPA (Pupil Referral Unit)