Nature's Leg Up
To use the natural environment and animals, to help children, young people and adults to learn and combat personal challenges through fun motivational activities.
What we Offer
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Licenced for the Hiring of Horses
Licenced for the Exhibition of Animals
Mrs Lorraine Shaw
Mr Troy Shaw
At New Leaf Triangle, Goadby Road, Chadwell, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4LP
Helping learners to gain an understanding of themselves and others.
City & Guilds (National Proficiency
Test Council (NPTC) courses delivered
by experienced, skilled tutors.
Providing regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment.
A variety of activities centred around the non-traditional sporting discipline of archery, which can help to forge a path to life-long engagement in a wide range of outdoor pursuits.
A full range of specialist play schemes & camps with fun activities involving the horses and other animals.
Vocational Qualifications, English and maths
Learning that can be accredited through a qualification with City and Guilds National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC).
Education programmes that can be delivered to suit learners of any age who need an alternative curriculum.
Fun activities involving the horses and other animals with a dedicated member of staff.
Horse Boy Method and Movement Method have been developed for over more than a decade to specifically target neuro‐psychiatric conditions such as autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, learning disabilities and other conditions that affect the nervous system and the brain.
We have created a qualification suitable for all our students
British Horse Society - Changing Lives Through Horses
Using horses as the inspiration for change, this innovative programme provides an alternative learning environment to mainstream education.
New Leaf Triangle is a Community Interest Company (cic) - not for profit, that provides a fun, supportive, stress-free, natural learning environment to help individuals of all ages to ‘grow’ and cope with life’s challenges. At New Leaf we use positive approaches including building on individuals’ strengths and creating positive relationships and emotions, all of which promote happiness, wellbeing and self-belief.
We can meet the needs of children, young people and adults with autism, behaviours that challenge, learning difficulties, ADHD, social emotional and behavioural difficulties, and a wide range of mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and dementia.
Placements are flexible and tailored to each individual. Staff work on a ratio of 1:1 with students to outcomes that are agreed between all parties - often around confidence building, self-esteem, and peer relationships; helping young people to re-engage with education through fun and stress-free activities. Placements are usually between half a day a week, up to 2.5 days per week.
Our 2.5 acre site is located in a beautiful, countryside location, near the market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. We are a licenced riding establishment (no. RE009) and licenced camp site with Melton Borough Council. Although this is not a secure site, our boundaries are well-fenced to minimise the risk of students absconding. We have a large, carpark area which can accommodate up to 10 cars. in 2018, we opened another site a short walk away where we complete vocational activities, horseback archery and alternative education.
Facilities include three heated log cabins with a small kitchen and seating areas, toilet & shower facilities, natural sensory room, steel barn with large internal stables, additional wooden stables, an all-weather manege, feed shed and animal pens, play paddock and several horse paddocks.
New Leaf Triangle, Goadby Road, Chadwell, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4LP
Tel: 0782 5653170
Stone Cottage, 6a Towns Lane, Goadby Marwood, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4LL