Animal Therapy

At Rosewood School our vision is for all members of school “to be the very best we can be”. As part of this vision, we have decided to expand and enhance the breadth of our interventions by incorporating a designated outdoor learning and Farm area that will become part of our weekly routine.

It is our aim that this new (Learning outside the Classroom) will uphold the high standards and expectations that our school sets for its pupils and serve as a cornerstone to increasing their life skills and experiences throughout their school education.

We have a range of chickens that we hatched ourselves,
We have 6 Guinea Pigs.
We also have 2 pygmy goats.

The primary aims of this intervention will be:

  • To build self-esteem and confidence in children.
  • To build resilient, determined and independent learners
  • To develop children’s personal, social and emotional development
  • To develop children and encourage creativity
  • To encourage collaboration.
  • To develop and build the ideas of risk management and risk benefit
  • To improve children’s life skills and experiences
  • To enable children to gain a respect for the natural environment and wildlife
  • To transfer negative behaviours into positive ones
  • To let children be children

Therapy interventions can benefit our pupils in numerous ways…

  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Improved self-acceptance and self-esteem.
  • Capability to change self-defeating behaviours and habits.
  • More suitable expression and management of emotions
  • Relief from depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions.