. Workshops

Once the pupils reach the Upper School at the age of 15, more specific craft activity is introduced and each pupil spends part of his/her morning programme in a craft workshop where they can be introduced in a gentle and creative way to the realm of work.

Pupils are initially encouraged to move from one workshop to another in order to provide them with a breadth of experiences in regard to sensory awareness, processes, materials and skills.

Working with crafts:

  • gives pupils opportunities for creativity and self-expression
  • encourages pupils to become 'masters of own action', focusing attention and movement, and furthers the ability to apply knowledge in practical/new settings
  • shows pupils the purpose of achievement, leading to the ability to create items that are useful to others and introduces pupils to working
  • provides a frame of activities in which pupils can learn to relate and interact with others
  • guides pupils to create products that are of practical purpose in daily life.

Generally each workshop will have 2 to 6 pupils, a workshop master and some assistants.

At present the School offers the following craft activities:

  •        Woodwork
  •        Metalwork
  •        Felt making
  •        Weaving
  •        Candle making
  •        Pottery
  •        Willow work
  •        Stone working
  •        Tools For Self Reliance

Download the full Craft Brochure as a pdf.