Most of our sessions take place with group sizes of between 4 and 8. In some of our sessions it has been recognised that it is beneficial to have larger groups such as drama and sports. An appropriate number of staff are always with each group. Sessions at CANTO are designed to develop students abilities and help them reach their potential. Students can choose from a diverse range of activities
The Core Sessions are:
Functional Skills: Students work in groups of between 4-8 with a dedicated functional skills tutor. Sessions are designed to support the student both towards a recognised qualification as well as an increased independence.
Practical Projects: Functional skill aspects are applied in a wide variety of practical tasks designed to build on life and independence skills.
ICT: Students work in our IT room on a variety of tasks in groups of up to 8. The work can vary between use on recognised software such as Word and Publisher to using the internet and emails as well as covering internet safety.
Work Centre or Work Shop: Students have the opportunity to practice work based skills in a variety of practical ways.
Current options Are:
Animal Care: We have a small selection of small animals which the students have the opportunity to handle and provide general care such as feeding, cleaning out etc.
Art and Design: Students are encouraged to explore their creative side and cover topics from traditional painting, drawing to jewellery and model making.
Cookery: Students learn the basics of kitchen hygiene and have the opportunity to explore some basic recipes in our kitchen, which they are able to take home.
Photography: Students are encouraged to explore their creative side. As well as being taught the basic rules in how to take good pictures. Students explore image manipulation through the use of an editing software.