Resources

  • Cornwall Home Educators Local Resource Service
    We have access to various resources and information, from reading schemes to GCSE items.  Resources cover a range of approaches to home education and are available to view and some to loan.   Group orders are also sent in to educational suppliers’ catalogues, contact us if you are interested.
  • Home Educators/LETS scheme
    LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes) are about local trading (withoutthe need for money or credit).   Membership is open to all, and all kinds of skills are both valued and needed. They are grassroots schemes.
    Within the LETS we have built aspecific use for home edders to facilitate skill-sharing (parent-to-child or parent-to-parent or child-to-child).  Although this can happen informally this has the advantage of clarifying all the available skills across Cornwall and helps reach people that home educated but don’t like big groups or come to the events.
    By having a specific home ed category it means that those people that only want to use it to meet other home ed people can do this but they can also benefit from a wider list of skills (everything from massage to ‘man-with-van’ to painting etc).
    Although it is part of the Falmouth LETS site it is open for people from anywhere in Cornwall to sign up. w: www.falmouthlets.org.uk e: celliott73@gmail.com
  • Legal Guidelines for Elective Home Education
    When dealing with your Local Education Authority, in Cornwall this is Cornwall County Council, it is important to know where you stand. This document is the work of a large number of home educators including, but not exclusively, members of ‘Education Otherwise’ and ‘Choice in Education’. It was edited by Neil Taylor, and checked for legal accuracy by a team of home educating lawyers.
    Paper copies are available in A4 sheet or A5 booklet form are available from ‘Choice in Education’, an independent publication for home educators, PO Box 20284, London. NW1 3WY. It costs £1 for A4, and 75p for A5 to cover printing, post and packing costs. Send stamps or cheques payable to: Choice in Education. Free copying and distribution of this document, unaltered and in it’s entirety is encouraged. It is also available on-line.
  • Cornwall ScrapStore
    Cornwall ScrapStore is a fantastic resource, stocking an amazing range of interesting, unusual and unique materials and products, which can be used in art, craft and play activities for all ages.
    They collect this valuable ‘scrap’ from businesses around Cornwall and rescue it from being dumped in local landfill sites, making it available to members.  w: http://www.cornwallscrapstore.co.uk/ t: 01726 821161
  • Cornwall Paper Company
    Suppliers of many different recycled paper products.  Wilson Way, Pool, TR15 3RT.
    t: 01209 212294
  • Designing and Making Centre
    The Design and Making Centre (DMC) was founded in 1986 to foster designing and making in Cornish schools. It provides resources nationally and worldwide for all key stages.  They provide  illustrated teaching resource packs, ‘best value’ materials and equipment, loan service of equipment for Cornish schools.  Catalogue available.  w: http://www.designandmakingcentre.co.uk. t: 01209 719 354
  • Launceton Indirect Learning Centre
    Private tuition for children or adults with dyslexia.  t: 01566 773962.
  • Toy Libraries
    Cornwall has Toy Libraries, such as the one in Falmouth, where toys can be played with there or borrowed, and the membership fee is about £1.50 per year. The age range is from new-born to about five years old. Open 9.30am to 11.30am, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The Falmouth Toy Library, The Court House, Park terrace, Falmouth. Tel: 01326 312493. Try your library to find out if there is one in your area.
  • Charles Colman World of Dance
    10 Foundry Road, Camborne, Cornwall TR14 7XB. e: charlescolman@worldofdance.fsbusiness.co.uk
  • Cornwall Athletic Club
    www.cornwallac.org.uk/
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
    Available to 14 year olds and above.  Cornwall Youth Service, 8a Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, TR4 9NH.  t: 01872 326320.  e: DEA@YouthCornwall.org.uk
  • Falmouth Canoe Club
    w:
    http://www.falmouthcc.org.uk/
  • Fox Club
    This is the junior branch of Cornwall Wildlife Trust.  Members are sent a magazine, Pawprint, three times a year and go on outings and events all over Cornwall.  For 11 year olds and under.
    Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9JD
    t: 01872 240777.   w: http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/fox_club/
  • Goonhilly Visitor Centre
    The Visitor Centre has many interactive displays about the history of communications and future developments. There is free entry to home educators and their children in term time. They also have education worksheets for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4, which can be accessed on their website along with teaching notes. w: www.goonhilly.bt.com
  • St. John Ambulance – Badgers
    There are places available in ‘Badgers’, suitable for 6-11 year olds and Cadets for 11-16 year olds. This gives children an opportunity to learn First Aid and other important skills in a safe and controlled environment with experienced trained staff.  t: 08700 10 49 50.Stagecoach
  • Stagecoach Theatre Arts School
    t: 01209 200879.

1 Comment

  • 1. Sue Barnicoat  |  14 September, 2009 at 22:02

    Thanks Clayton for setting up this website and thanks for mentioning Duke of Edinburgh – I’ve been thinking of finding out about it for Jo, he’ll be 14 tomorrow. In my defence we havent been here in Threemilestone long, but now I know that the Cornwall Youth service is just along the road from us I’ll be following that up!
    Sue


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