Our tutor Ruth Stronge who owns and runs the donkey sanctuary, Snowdonia Donkeys in North Wales has been nominated for the Inspire! Tutor Award 2023! | Adult Learning Wales

Our tutor Ruth Stronge who owns and runs the donkey sanctuary, Snowdonia Donkeys in North Wales has been nominated for the Inspire! Tutor Award 2023!

31-January-2023
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Our tutor Ruth Stronge who owns and runs the donkey sanctuary, Snowdonia Donkeys in North Wales has inspired many of our learners by teaching them how to care for and look after animals as well as learning how to grow fruit and veg, learn about woodland and the environment, imparting knowledge and developing learners’ confidence. Many of whom are vulnerable learners or learners with additional learning needs and have been supported to progress onto accredited courses which has enabled them to apply for and access further learning as well as apply for job opportunities. Some of these learners have enjoyed their experiences so much, and with their newly learnt skills, have continue to attend the farm on a volunteer basis.

Ruth also delivers a family learning course, where families are able to explore the woodland, polytunnels, and animals in an outdoor setting and develop reading skills with adults and their families. The delivery of these courses has been so inspiring that she has been able to employ two apprentices to support her with the day to day running of the donkey sanctuary. This has allowed Ruth the time to further develop a community mental health course to offer her learners.

Our tutor Ruth Stronge says, “Snowdonia Donkeys aims to provide as many different opportunities as possible for people to be out of doors and interacting with donkeys. I deliver a variety of outdoor courses based at the farm. These courses are designed to encourage people to come together outside, enjoy the outdoor environment and learn new skills!

We wish Ruth the best of luck with her nomination!

If you are interested in learning about donkeys or a similar course, click here!

To find out more about Snowdonia Donkeys, head to their website https://snowdoniadonkeys.com