Lowry House offers our younger students an opportunity to build on their experiences in the Admission and Assessment house. Young people are encouraged to develop stronger relationships with their peers, learning how to play and interact through support from their Key Workers.
There is a strong focus on teaching social skills such as:
- Survival skills e.g. listening, following directions, ignoring distractions, using nice or brave talk and rewarding yourself.
- Interpersonal skills e.g. sharing, asking for permission, joining an activity and waiting your turn.
- Problem-solving skills e.g. asking for help, apologising, accepting consequences and deciding what to do.
- Conflict resolution skills (e.g. dealing with teasing, losing, accusations, being left out and peer pressure.
Students are encouraged to try new experiences and reflect on how their behaviour impacts on their own well-being and that of others, with a view to understanding the importance of responsibility. There is a focus on learning about all aspects of safety, including those associated with strangers, roads, trains and water, internet and safety in the home. Our students are encouraged to learn to swim and show competency riding a bike safely through a programme of cycling proficiency.