Life Skills Village at Rigby Hall gives students a new lease of life for learning

Life Skills Village at Rigby Hall gives students a new lease of life for learning

Students at Rigby Hall school are revelling in their new purpose-built log cabins thanks to the team at Blaby Electrical and All Play Solutions.

Rigby School has undergone some major transformations since 2016 to enrich the lives of their growing student population and the newest addition to the outdoor space is the Life Skills Village.

From car mechanics to a mini salon, the Life Skills village was conceived out of the school’s ethos of instilling a “can do” attitude for their students. Blaby Electrical were thrilled to be a part of the new learning facilities and played an integral role in the planning and development of the Village to create a space for the children to grow in confidence and learn new skills. Each cabin was treated as its own mini project, designed and built with meticulous attention to detail from the Blaby Electrical team and All Play Solutions and the finished result is outstanding! 

Ben from Blaby Electrical was contacted by Sam and jumped at the opportunity to help develop the Life Skills Village.

“This project was a no brainer when we were asked if we could get involved. The combined electrical, fire and emergency lighting elements are exactly what Blaby Electrical inc Blaby Alarms specialise at. After speaking to Tracey and Sam it was clear her passion for the school and the project were second to none and our years of experience were invaluable in allowing us to design, not just an attractive but functional and fully compliant installation and environment. It is truly heart-warming that Tracey and the pupils are happy with, benefiting from and enjoying the new Skills Village.“

The first 2 cabins are dedicated to personal care, with a fitness centre and beauty salon. The following 2 have been left open for the children to decide and they are already brimming with ideas from digital media, music, photography, art and parenting skills. The final fifth and sixth cabin have been purpose built for manual labour, with a construction cabin and car port the robust learning stations are being put to good use.

The cabins are a part of Rigby Halls transformational approach to further each students ability to live as independently as possible and have been incredibly well received by the students and parents. The new environment away from the “traditional” school setting has given them a new lease of life for learning.

Tracey Smith, the Head Teacher of Rigby Hall praised the project

“Since the children have returned, they have LOVED using the cabins…it has been heart-warming and emotional, to see how much the children are getting from the village already! Their confidence and self-esteem are rising, and the cabins have given our pupils the sense of 'can do' that we only ever want for them, and we cannot wait to see where they go in life as a result of the courses and work experiences that they will now have.

"I couldn't be more grateful to the team that helped us achieve this dream for our pupils and bring this vision to reality.”

Blaby Electrical are incredibly proud to have been part of this transformational programme for the students of Rigby Hall and seeing how much the children are enjoying it has made the whole process amazing.

For further information please contact Ben French on 07712 772962


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