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Project Inspired By Kes Proves A Success

Wednesday April 24 2013


Kes-inspired project proves to be a hit Kes-inspired project proves to be a hit


A KES-INSPIRED project is proving to be a hit with young men in Barnsley.

The Kes Project was set up by Berneslai Homes and Carlton Community College and is designed to encourage young people whose behaviour is not as it should be, through teaching them about falconry.

Tyler Parkin, Tom Pickering and Ben Willey have recently passed their falconry award following an eight-week course.

The project - funded by Carlton Community College - aims to help pupils who have been disinterested in education and is run in conjunction with James McKay at the National Falconry School in Derbyshire.

Whilst on the course pupils continue with their school work and are set clear guidelines as to the behaviour expected whilst on the course and also at home and college.

“I am delighted that Tyler, Tom and Ben have successfully passed the course," said Berneslai Homes' housing management officer, Chris Corker.

"Their headteacher has told me that since being on The Kes Project their attendance has been greatly improved as well as their attitudes towards their school work."

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Reply Posted by Alichia. on Wednesday April 24 2013 at 16:35
I have to say this is fab!!! Working with NEETS throughout Yorkshire, an alternative but educational focus is just whats needed sometimes!!!

Reply Posted by Tyler Parkins on Wednesday April 24 2013 at 16:48
Yeah man that's me there

Reply Posted by Karen on Saturday April 27 2013 at 14:11
Well done, you'll get far more from those birds than anything else. xxx

Reply Posted by Mick on Wednesday April 24 2013 at 17:30
But what about the majority of kids who do behave & see those who have behaved badly being given rewards? Does the school have any schemes to reward good behaviour?

Reply Posted by . on Wednesday April 24 2013 at 19:39
no it doesn't

Reply Posted by karen on Saturday April 27 2013 at 14:16
Would you rather nothing was done for these kids, and them be left to get in to all sorts of trouble, and burgle maybe your house. I live in an area where the kids run wild... I own my own property but can do nothin with the front garden because the kids will just trash it... I wish the kids around here, could do that.

Reply Posted by karen on Saturday April 27 2013 at 14:23
Even though I live in an area where the kids are wild, I'd rather do that than live somewhere , where every time, someone does something good, they have to be rewarded...That makes VERY selfish people, the worst kind...