At OOC we offer projects throughout Luton and the surrounding areas for academically challenged young people aged between 8 and 20 years (or 25 for those with special educational needs). All our projects are completely free and run weekly, lasting for around 12 months.
During these weekly sessions, staff create a positive, non- judgmental learning environment where every young person is offered the opportunity to try new activities and skills which include creative arts, working with animals and physical activities such as gardening and sport.
If a young person decides they are interested in a particular activity they are encouraged to take up work placements within this field (if old enough) and signposted towards further education courses and apprenticeships where appropriate.
During the course of the year, each project includes:
- A drama, music or dance production performed to a small audience. This may include rap, breakdancing, DJing etc.
- Creative work such as painting, photography, clay modelling or jewellery design
- A gardening program
- Equine or canine training sessions
- Sport skills workshops such as cycling, climbing, football etc.