Principal: Barry Wilkinson
Age range: 16-25
Local Authority: Carmarthen
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Building on the success of Coleg Plas Dwbl in North Pembrokeshire, Ruskin Mill Trust launched Ty’r Eithin, near Swansea in South Carmarthen, in September 2020. Both Plas Dwbl and its satellite Ty’r Eithin offer Ruskin Mill Trust’s innovative Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE) method giving young people the opportunity to overcome barriers to learning, become skilled through doing real life purposeful activities, and engage as valued members of the community.
Ty’r Eithin offers exciting outdoor learning environments, utilising practical land and craft activities to support the development of work and life skills for both day and residential students aged 16-25, through Practical Skills Therapeutic Education.
Our curriculum is designed to engage students in learning, increase self awareness and self esteem, and support social, academic and life skills development.
Through our research-based method, Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE) Ruskin Mill Trust is able to offer individual programmes and support that facilitate the students ability to reimagine their potential. The method, researched up to PhD degree level, is inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, John Ruskin and William Morris.
Students are provided with holistic learning by role modelling positive relationships in the fields of arts, crafts, commerce, agriculture, nutrition, living skills and the environment.
Through immersing themselves in the productive aspect of our curriculum, students learn to care for their own wellbeing and development, and overcome their barriers to learning. They learn to recognise their capabilities and positively contribute to society, which is continuously celebrated through cultural events, the arts and festivals for staff, students and the wider community.
• 87% of Ruskin Mill Trust students make termly progress in English and maths
• 85% of leavers in 2018/2019 achieved a vocational qualification unit
• 100% of students completing their programme in 2018/2019 accessed work experience placements
With three distinct habitats – lower valley fields, woodland fields and over two hundred acres of upland hills – Ty’r Eithin’s farm setting provides a unique and tranquil environment where students can reimagine their potential.
Ty’r Eithin offers easy access to nearby Swansea and local urban life, providing opportunities for community engagement and work experience placements. It is a 15-minute drive from the M4.
The old farmhouse is the welcoming heart of the college, with additional spaces designed by the celebrated architect Christopher Day. The property has been recently refurbished. Residential students will be able to live in the locality in one of our Care Wales registered houses.
Call 0330 055 2653 or email Admissions today to discuss a placement.