Local council Vice Chairman honours young people with special awards

Bath & North East Somerset Vice-Chairman Cllr Rob Appleyard congratulated the latest group of young people to successfully complete a ground-breaking course which uses horses to help young people.

Discovery courses are run by B&NES-based animal welfare charity HorseWorld.

Cllr Appleyard presented distinctive ‘Discovery’ rosettes to the successful young people and spent time talking with staff and students to find out more about the project.

Cllr Appleyard (Westfield) said: “I’m really impressed by the way HorseWorld Discovery courses are helping young people develop friendships by working together. It’s clear from the atmosphere and the smiles on their faces that they’re having a terrific time too.”

Discovery Courses at the Whitchurch charity provide first-hand experience of working with horses in the outdoors as well as increasing confidence, concentration and self esteem, for children and young people from the local area. The courses are available to young people from Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Discovery recently opened a new office, based in the charity’s Equine Welfare Yard, providing a sociable meeting place for students, staff and volunteers as well as a place for staff to carry out administrative work. It also doubles up as a boot room and course discussion area.

People wanting to know more about Discovery can contact HorseWorld on 01275 832425

Article By: Richard Wyatt richard.wyatt@horseworld.org.uk

Posted on: 21st September 2015