Woodlands Education Centre is a mixed pupil referral unit based in Havant. It caters for students from 11 to 16 years of age. They are part of Hampshire’s Education Inclusion Service (EIS) and work with students from the Havant Federation of Secondary Schools.
Federation schools usually refer students to Woodlands for a short-term placement, to help them to refocus on their learning and/or to prevent a permanent exclusion. Federation schools refer students that are emotionally or medically unwell to EIS, who may refer them to Woodlands for us to provide appropriate support until they are able to return to a mainstream school.
Horizon 20:20 More and Better: Alternative Portraiture City Space, Winchester Discover Centre, 27 Apr - 15 May
Pop Up Theatre group work at Westbury Manor Museum – Putting on a Show
Support from Hampshire Gardens Trust
In July, Hampshire Gardens Trust became involved with a brief to provide summer colour for terracotta pots which had been decorated by the students (made during Horizon 20:20 arts-interventions), and to make an impact on the neglected raised beds – all of which was aimed at encouraging engagement by the students in the outdoor space. Bedding plants were bought with money raised from a visit by the Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire gardening group to Bentworth Lodge, the home of our former Chairman, Peter Andreae and his wife Rosemary.
HGT Trustee, Jill Walmsley writes, "The terracotta pots were successfully planted up with colourful flowers and though it is not always easy to engage with the students, it is anticipated that with more contact they will become increasingly involved."