Our Edenbridge 8-12s group enjoyed a visit from RepTylers, who brought a range of animals including snakes, a chameleon, bearded dragon and even a hairless Guinea Pig! The children had the opportunity to hold and interact with each animal, while learning some amazing facts about them and their habitats.
The 8-12s are a group of local children who may be experiencing a variety of difficulties at home, or who may need additional support outside of the school or home environment. The project provides regular activities in a safe environment which focuses on behaviour and positive communication.
Youth Manager Charlotte Ede explains:
“The children absolutely loved it and had loads of questions about the reptiles - some of them we'd never heard of. They were all really gentle and patiently waited their turn, we hope to be able to run more sessions like this in the future because they get so much from them. ”
The 8-12s Project provides free, recreational and educational activities for children and encourages team work, communication skills, self-confidence and friendship. The reptile session was a fun, interactive way for our members to experience something new, that they may not otherwise be able to experience.
Attendance at the project is by referral from teachers, social services or other professionals. You can refer yourself or your own children but we may need further information to accept you. Please contact us for more information.