Computer donated by Intel to benefit Discovery students

Intel in Swindon have kindly donated a laptop to the young people who attend  Discovery courses run by animal welfare charity, HorseWorld.  Discovery is a course aimed specifically at young people and children who may have found themselves out of mainstream learning due to behavioural difficulties, as well as those on the Autistic spectrum. The close work with horses and ponies has been proven to improve emotional skills that can be transferred into the classroom, school and home.

Course leader, Sharon Howell says of the donation “This laptop will help so many young people with their studies. Whilst we are able to give young people the experience of working with horses, it will be good for them to be able to convert their experiences onto the computer”.

Young people like Dean who came to Discovery following the death of a family member. Dean was experiencing severe mental health issues and was becoming very violent at home and at school, so much so that it was advised for her to be home schooled. Just three years on she is now a completely different person and is studying for a City and Guilds qualification.

Discovery courses at HorseWorld have helped over 484 young people in Bristol, Bath and the South Gloucester areas since it began in 2011. If you are interested in helping the Discovery courses, please contact Sharon Howell at sharon.howell@horseworld.org.uk

Article by: Amy Williams

Posted on: 5th March 2014