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Police and Crime Commissioner Grant


Whirlow Hall Farm Trust are delighted to have received a £5,000 grant from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

The funding will contribute to the costs of Whirlow’s Education Lead Officer who leads on Whirlow’s Alternative Provision and will allow the Education Team to tailor the programme to each individual.

Penny Thompson, Whirlow’s Education Lead Officer said: “The experiences and issues each child who comes to Whirlow is facing varies hugely. Some may be struggling with learning disabilities which are long term, some may be experiencing a sudden change in their lives such as bereavement. Being able to tailor the programme to each child’s needs means we are able to address their individual issues and better support them to return to school and enjoy their childhood. An important part of our work is to develop relationships within small groups, giving children time to talk about their feelings and learn how to deal with emotions. Through taking care of animals they gain a sense of belonging and self-worth at the farm. This nurturing approach helps build confident and resilient youngsters, who are able to broaden their horizons.

Dr. Alan Billings, South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner said “I am extremely pleased to be able to offer this grant to Whirlow’s Whirlow LIFE programmes to support some of our city’s most vulnerable children. I look forward to visiting the project some time in the future.”

Everyone at Whirlow would like to thank all at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

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