This unique vocational learning environment will give young people with special needs the opportunity to train, gain qualifications and gain both enterprise and life skills in a fully inclusive, purpose-built environment.
Working with Community Service Volunteers, the café will provide nationally recognised-and-accredited training – and give work experience to local mainstream-school pupils who have special education needs. The café will also include a retail area selling produce grown or made at Three Ways School.
The new facilities will serve nearby schools and local communities, giving a much needed space to parents of children with special needs or disabilities.
A unique new resource
Lucy Beattie, Extended Services Co-Coordinator at Three Ways School, said, “The Enterprise Café and Shop will provide the school with a unique facility to offer young people with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to gain practical experience and vocational qualifications.
“We aim to help all those leaving school to have the opportunity to go on to further training or have the experience and confidence to apply for work. We have the planning permission in place, so it is an amazing boost to have the support of Procol and we hope this will help us on the way to raise the £300,000 to build and fit-out the café and shop!”
To learn more about the project and appeal, watch the video below or visit the Three Ways School website.