Special Needs Animal Workshops in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
At Meet A Creature, all of our interactive animal workshops in Doncaster and South Yorkshire include a variety of sensory experiences and are suitable for children or adults with learning, sensory, or physical difficulties.
We offer specially tailored workshops for special needs schools, including facilities for young people with emotional and behavioural needs to be able to enjoy our special needs animal workshops in the Doncaster and South Yorkshire area.
Schools in South Yorkshire
As part of our policy of inclusion we ensure that all of the animal activities that are available through our special needs animal workshops in South Yorkshire are accessible to everyone.
We are happy to adapt the structure and length of sessions to suit the needs of pupils, and to work closely with teachers to ensure everyone is able to take part in the sessions. We also provide a follow-up PowerPoint presentation to assist teachers in reinforcing the learning which took place during the sensory workshop.
We want everyone to feel like they can play a role within our special needs animal workshops in South Yorkshire and we strive to make sure that everyone feels welcome and that they can take part in all the activities that our workshops offer.
Adults with special needs in Doncaster and South Yorkshire
As well as offering our special needs animal workshops in Doncaster to schools, we also offer our enjoyable, sensory animal handling sessions to adults with special needs.
Our workshops are very popular at groups and centres for people with special needs and we strive to make sure everyone can take part, no matter what needs a person may have. We are happy to adapt our presentation to meet your requirements.
Case Study: Talbot Specialist School, Rotherham
The science co-ordinator at Talbot Specialist School, Cheryl Gaughan, booked Meet A Creature after telephoning several animal presentation companies.
Cheryl Gaughan said: “I spoke to company owner Dean Roots and he was by far the most helpful and flexible of the people I had contacted.
“It was very important for us to find an organisation that was prepared to adapt the presentation to the particular needs of our children, to ensure that they all benefited from the experience. Meet A Creature was very willing to do that and to extend the scheduled amount of time for each workshop if this proved necessary, which meant the students could enjoy handling the animals at their own pace.”
A series of workshops was delivered to different groups of students at Talbot Specialist School over a full day. In each session students were able to touch a range of animals. These included the contrasting sensory experiences of a dry scaly bearded dragon lizard and a smooth damp tree frog , as well as snakes, insects and small mammals.
Cheryl Gaughan added: “Our students were amazed by the animals, and their experiences were really positive and effective. Meet A Creature also gave us a copy of their PowerPoint presentation which backed up the educational themes of the workshops. We were able incorporate it into our teaching on this topic throughout the term, which was very helpful.”
For more information how our animal workshop services can benefit children and adults who have special needs in the Doncaster and South Yorkshire area, don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling 07432560371 and we will be happy to help you with your enquiry.