As with all good things, some of our projects have to come to an end.

Here are two of the Projects we ran when we opened in 2019 that have now been complete:

Kickstart Project

Status: Completed
Funded by the National Lottery, Awards for All

The TURN Kick Start Project launched four micro-projects in our key areas. Those not in education or training, homeschooled children, those in care or looked after and young people from any background struggling to access education for a behavioural or emotional reason.

Each micro project provided an 8-week course on-site at TURN where participants learnt to care for our animals and environment, develop skills such as campfire cooking and improve their confidence and resilience. In all projects, the young people were able to consider their own next steps in learning and take action to achieve them.

In total more than 20 young people and their families participated with outcomes ranging from applying for college courses and beginning part-time timetables at existing schools to feeling able to engage with formal counselling and taking bold steps to live independently.

Connecting Families project at TURN Education

Status: Recruiting participants, launched in October 2019 and is now complete.

Funded by: Crowdfunder UK, Staffordshire County Council People Helping People Fund and Waitrose Community Fund.

This was our largest project to date working with whole families not just individual children facing challenges and barriers with a link to education.

The focus was on supporting the young person and their family to tackle underachievement and realise new beginnings whilst reconnecting them with each other, their needs and values.

Across a series of sessions the families learned alongside each other on activities such as Animal Care, Leading and Communication, Forest Bathing and Hedegrow Cookery.