Courses for Youth Groups
Marle Hall supports a variety of youth group courses, both from within Warwickshire and nationally. These vary in length from a day visit, to a weekend or a full week’s residential.
We have a history of being involved with groups and individuals over a long period of time. This is often through supporting part of a larger programme of youth work, and may also involve the same young people returning several times.
Wherever possible a full range of outdoor activities is made available to all youth groups visiting the Centre. We are very flexible in our approach and the choice of programme is arrived at by careful discussion and cooperation between our tutors, youth leaders and the young people themselves.
Our tutors will always work in close liaison with youth work leaders and mentors to ensure a consistency of message and approach for the young people. Tried and tested youth work traditions have been shown to dovetail well into social care and educational aims on a residential course at Marle Hall.
Participants of long term leaving care programmes which have included residential experiences at Marle Hall have shown evidence of increased stability and resilience.
Young people themselves have identified the many ways in which they feel they have gained from the experience. Some of the comments include:
- Learning new skills; gaining confidence
- Learning to trust people
- Thinking about present situations and relationships;
- Time to chill out; having fun.
- Meeting new people, making friends
- Challenged my fears.
- Praise from people really helps.