Students achieve and excel at Jamie's Farm
Jamie’s Farm is a charity that aims to change lives through ‘farming, family, therapy and legacy’. Their residential trips for disadvantaged and vulnerable young people are transformative and the positives often last for many years after the visit is over; this trip was no different.
This is the third year we have worked with Jamie’s Farm and some of our most complex students were invited to attend. There are strict rules students must adhere to and they have to hand in their mobile phones for the duration of the trip! This can be a tough call for many…but not this year, all the students threw everything into the week and faced a variety of challenges with determination and positivity.
Some overcame a fear of horses, making friends and being away from family while others learnt how to work as a team and take on leadership roles. Sam Maynard, Head of Jamie’s Farm, Lewes said of the students; “it’s been lovely to have students back at Jamie’s Farm this week. It’s always fantastic to work with your staff and students from both the Brighton and Worthing campuses, and this week has been no exception – we have had a wonderful week. You should be extremely proud of them. They were focused, enthusiastic, kind and caring, very hard working and up for every challenge.”
Robyn Reeves, Prince’s Trust Achieve Leader from Brighton MET East Campus added; “it has been a fantastic experience for all concerned. A lot of the young people who came along, both from the Brighton and Worthing campuses, really pushed themselves beyond their comfort zone and showed a new side to themselves.”
The Achieve course offered at Brighton MET and Northbrook College allows students who are not currently studying a mainstream college course (for various reasons) to complete a nationally recognised qualification through The Prince's Trust. Students from both Brighton MET’s East Campus and Northbrook College’s Broadwater Campus visited the farm.
Find out more about our Achieve courses here: https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/achieve-16-19