A sustainable permaculture farm with an education and rejuvenation centre at its’ heart.
How we Help the Community Recover From Covid and Lockdown
During Covid-19 many projects supporting children with alternative education have closed. One such project is New Routes previously ran by Camilla Cobb for twelve years who is now looking to lead a program based at Sol Haven
As we emerge from lockdown, young people are facing a crisis; one in six children have a mental disorder in the UK, with a significant deterioration in mental health and emotional resilience. Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic children with mental health conditions or a nero diversify have experienced an increased anxiety and struggling to come to terms with a radical departure from our usual way of life.
When we pass through this crisis, and begin to rebuild and re-evaluate our communities, Sol Haven will be ideally placed to offer support, inspiration to those that need an alternative class room environment that would lead to a calmer state of being.
We look to create a new well being program that gives children an opportunity to gain more time, space and attention away from the distractions of the classroom. Pupils who benefit massively from these sessions are those struggling with mental health illnesses, difficult home situations, anxiety and low confidence, including those already with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and on the Special educational needs register with Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.
Our project focus is to provide children with an alternative environment to the classroom to provide physical activities to tackle social isolation and anxiety to develop social skills and learn new practical skills which ultimately will help them grow in confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance. The overarching objective is for the children’s emotional well being to grow whilst building resilience. This will be done through achieving numerous small challenges and giving them the skills to be more able to deal with unpredictable events at school, and life in general.
- Yoga helps children manage their anxiety. ...
- Yoga improves children's emotional regulation. ...
- Yoga boosts children's self-esteem. ...
- Yoga increases children's body awareness and mindfulness. ...
- Yoga enhances children's concentration and memory
Drumming and Dance
Fit4Drums is a full-body workout while drumming to the beat! Fit4Drums is not a typical workout. Fit4Drums incorporate the use of dance and drumming to create fun workout Fit4Drums has a serious fun factor in that it combines individual music preference with the history of drums and the science of fitness into an highly effective format.
Group games (Rabble)
Inspired by playground games like British Bulldogs and Capture the Flag, Rabble mixes high-intensity training with fun and social team games!
A Rabble game is fun social team games that disguises high-intensity intervals within the rules. We play a variety of games to cover different fitness levels & skills including speed, endurance, co-ordination, agility, strength, and more.
We always explain the rules before we begin each game. There’s no right or wrong in our games. If you’re running around and having a great time, then you’re doing it right!
Benefits of Rabble
- Fell less stressed.
- Feel better about themselves.
- Improve concentration levels.
- Increase energy levels.
Tao Chang Meditation is a unique practice that is based on Tai Chai movement and unites elements of traditional meditation with leading edge proven techniques and tools, allowing you to experience profound states of quietness and stillness.
How will the money raised be spent?
help set the project up with resources, equipment
- Sports Equipment
- Drumming Equipment
- Training for volunteers