Ruskin Mill Trust and Practical Skills Therapeutic Education

For over 25 years, Ruskin Mill Trust (RMT) has been delivering innovative education to young people with complex needs who struggle to engage in mainstream education. Through an integrated 24-hour curriculum, with a focus on practical skills and therapeutic education (PSTE), the method of the Trust enables young people to transform their own futures and realise their potential.

Currently RMT operates eight educational centres in the UK. It operates six centres for people aged 16 – 25 years, and two centres for children aged 7 – 19 years. The Trust adopts a unique pedagogic approach, which reflects the insights of Rudolf Steiner, John Ruskin and William Morris.

The vision of RMT is to create new possibilities for young people by re-imagining their potential. This is achieved through providing students with holistic learning through positive role models, relationships, arts, crafts, commerce, agriculture, nutrition, living skills and the environment. By embracing a ‘seed to table’ curriculum, aspects of healthy land, healthy people, self-discovery and personal wellbeing are consciously role modelled and researched. Through this approach, students learn to look after themselves to the best of their abilities, moving closer to realising their capabilities and making positive contributions to society.

Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE) is the unique pedagogic method of RMT. Method determines the students’ curriculum and the professional development of our staff. Through its design, integrative nature and student-centred approach, ‘PSTE provides vocational and work skills, as well as underpinning social and living skills through the educational and residential curriculum….  Students engage in practical activities that develop cognitive and emotional capacities and a sense of will’.

For course information or applications, please email traininginfo@rmlt.org.uk or call 07975 793 193