Where are they now? The Crossfields Institute MSc alumni revisited

Life after the MSc in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education

Masters of Science in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education
Delivered by Crossfields Institute at the Field Centre in Horsley
Accredited by the University of the West of England

Between 2012 and 2016, we saw upwards of 50 students start and (almost all) finish this course with the last graduating at Bristol Cathedral in 2016, and these are just some of them.

So, what are they doing now? This is the first of a series of narratives about some of our alumni…….

Riverside House

Riverside House is a particularly beautiful and ecologically diverse site in the historic heart of Stourbridge. This derelict, early 19th Century, ironworks, was part of a conglomerate that was amongst the largest in the UK. Over the next several years it will be transformed into a heritage centre with gardens, restaurant, crafts shop, woodland and workshops, but also a place where people feel included and bespoke opportunities are provided.

This is a perfect environment that caters for the needs of a wide range of individuals to engage in practical skills activities through the actual conservation and preservation of the Riverside House estate. Practical skills have a proven efficacy in providing outcomes such as improvements in well-being, self-esteem, social inclusivity and physical health.

This is the creation of one of our MSc alumni – Lloyd Stacey – Founder and managing director of Riverside House.

Please watch this short video to see this amazing place for yourself

Duchy Home Farm Visit

A visit to the Duchy Home Farm took place on a grey but thankfully dry day on Saturday for the MSc in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education students.

An excellent guided tour from the Farm Manager to HRH Prince Charles around his organic farm that supports education and research by hosting workshops that promote the links between food, farming, health and the environment.