Greatwood Horse Power Programme
Greatwood, the charity started by Michael and Helen Yeadon in Devon in 1991, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of former racehorses, many of who have fallen on hard times as a result of the recession hitting the racing industry.
Horse Power is a life skills and emotional literacy programme working with rescued racehorses, developed by Greatwood, aimed specifically at children with special educational needs. Five years ago Millfield ran a pilot scheme with six primary school-aged boys from Marchant Holliday School for Boys in Frome for six weeks. A number of Millfield pupils really immersed themselves into the programme and enjoyed imparting their knowledge of horses to the boys.
The programme at Millfield was heralded as a great success - the Headmaster of Marchant Holliday School, John Collins, said "The course has really worked well. It is all about trust, self-esteem and teamwork. The boys have worked together, have learnt to trust themselves, each other, their helpers and the horses, and have improved their self-confidence remarkably."
The Autumn Term saw Millfield holding four ‘Greatwood' sessions a week for pupils from Elmhurst, Marchant Holliday, Avalon and Crispin Schools.
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