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FooARage Skateboard Community Interest Company and Social Enterprise is a new and innovative approach to alternative curriculum development to inspire and engage the Young People in our Community. FAR Academy is the UK's and Europe's First and Only Professional Skateboard & Longboard Deck Building & Design Academy. We have created a range of innovative accredited educational programs with a focus to engage motivate and inspire those who embrace the design of hand built skateboards! At the heart of the FAR Academy is our key message; Changing Lives Through Education and Skateboarding. Like traditional schools, FAR Academy will teach key academic and vocational qualifications. that are tailored to the needs of the group or individual or can be embedded into existing state school programmes. Life skills and Key employability underpins all the activities at the FAR Academy through the unique project based learning (PBL) programmes which include a wide range of skills such as Communication, Relating to people, Enterprise, Applied skills, Thinking skills and Emotional intelligence. FAR Academy equips young people with the key skills that they need to flourish. Enquiry-based learning (EBL) lies at the heart of the FAR Academy's curriculum model. Students will learn the principally through Enterprise Projects, local businesses and surrounding community. To root students’ learning in the real world advanced projects will involve external commissions. So whether it is a custom skateboard to display for a local business or a organising a skate park event, students’ learning will be authentic and will actively involve them in local community life. FAR Academy offers a supportive, personalised learning environment in which strong pastoral care runs throughout the activities. This helps to ensure that no young person gets lost within the programmes and that young people are able to build strong relationships with their peers and tutors . Crucially, we know students well, making them better able to tailor the curriculum to their individual needs and aspirations. FooARage promotes the use of organic and environmently friendly products, green travel, heathly lifestyles. We also use no power tools during our workshops.

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