Educated Otherwise

invis-Ability has been working to support the home education community in providing workshops specifically catering to their needs.

Our sessions are fun, supportive and accessible to a wide variety of ages and abilities ensuring young people’s efforts are celebrated and valued.

Passport to Poetry

Come and explore a multitude of styles of poetry with our course facilitators, Find out a little about the history of the style, work on your own poems. Some of the types we have covered are below.

  • Limerick
  • Haiku
  • Couplet
  • Free Verse
  • Acrostic
  • Shape
  • Sonnet

All will get a certificate for completion of 10 different styles of poetry explored with us.

All abilities are welcome.

Parents are always welcome to stay.

Passport to Poets

Following the success of Passport to Poetry, we have introduced Passport to Poets.  Each session focuses on a Poet.  Including a little of their life and looking at their work – discussing themes and context.

Super You, Super Me KS1-4

Did you know we all have superpowers?  Things that we can do well. It’s sometimes easy to forget our superpowers when we are faced with things, we find difficult.

Super You, Super Me – helps us all to find the superpowers we all possess – kindness, acceptance and understanding – as well as our own unique gifts.  Super You, Super Me is not just about disability equality and awareness it is about understanding we all have similarities and differences and how important it is to celebrate these.

Our Super You Super Me workshop is 2 hours long and can be split into 2 x 1-hour sessions. The workshop comprises of the following topics:

What’s your Superpower? – encouraging young people to look at their skills

Different but Similar – Through simple games and fun discussions we look at similarities and differences and that it’s not just OK to be different – it makes the world go round

Different Ability or Disability? – looking at each person as an individual and not one size fits all mentality,

Deaf Awareness – Finger spelling their names, how to ask for help?  How do Deaf people use phones or call for help? For youth groups, their promise is signed.

Visual Impairment Awareness – Find out about Braille and try our Braille machine to write their own names.  Play games with our giant Braille frames. Look at Braille in action.

Deaf/Blind Awareness – How do Deaf/Blind people communicate?

Guide and Assistance Dogs – Different harnesses mean different things. Find out all the different amazing ways animals can help people. What to do when you see an assistance dog?

Physical Impairments – Different ways to move and play.

Our Brain the computer – A gentle introduction to Learning Difficulties and the Autistic Spectrum disorder.

Resetting our computers – Understanding the importance of mindfulness and who can help us to reset our computers (mental health awareness).