• Arbour Vale School, Farnham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 3AE
  • 01753 515 560
  • office@arbourvaleschool.org

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Horse Riding with the RDA

Each week we take up to 12 students to the South Buckinghamshire Riding for the Disabled Association facilities. This gives our students a great opportunity to meet and work with live animals. Riding is widely recognised as an excellent form of therapy – building self-confidence, improving concentration and, at the same time, providing recreation, education and sport.  Riding provides physiotherapy on the move; the warmth and three dimensional movement of the horse is transmitted through the body of the rider helping them to relax, and strengthen their core muscles enabling them to become stronger and more supple.  Many riders also find that riding helps improve their posture, balance and coordination. RDA research shows that our riders experience significant positive change in their capacities for communication, confidence, enjoyment, relating, physical improvement and learning horsemanship.

£3,000 will allow up to 36 students to access Horse riding over a year.

Latest News

Workshop success!

In November we held an online ‘Oral hygiene and Dental Health’ workshop for our parents and carers. The turnout was brilliant, and the event was a great success, full of valuable advice and guidance. We received some truly positive feedback: …

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Congratulations, Guildford Class

Guildford Class has been working incredibly hard on communication this term using a wide and varied range of AAC. Our focus on the use of Colourful Semantics was successfully incorporated into the making of our Christmas Card. The card was …

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Lego Therapy

A huge thank you to The LEGO Group for a generous play box donation to get our Building Bricks Therapy up and running. Here are some of our KS3 pupils during a session. The aim is to improve interaction, listening, …

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‘Who’s in Charge?’ course a huge success

We have had another incredibly successful ‘Who’s in Charge?’ course with many confident and happy parents thanks to Lyn’s and Denise’s dedication to providing an excellent course. We were delighted to receive the following feedback from parents and carers who …

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