THE old adage has it that you learn something new every day, and that’s certainly the case at the Worcester Learning Zone – for the people who work there as much as for their students.

After all, it can’t be every day that you go into work not knowing that you’re going to have to spend part of your day working out the terminal velocity of a fish falling from a rollercoaster!

Carys Thurlby, owner of the New Street-based business, has just seen it mark its eighth birthday, reason enough in itself to celebrate but the Worcester Learning Zone has also just become Ofsted registered.

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Carys said: “It’s the proudest moment for our business. It means we can now accept students who are Educated Other Than at School, meaning students who can’t attend their school can come to us and receive teaching in a nurturing environment.

 

The new calm classroom at Worcester learning Zone

The new calm classroom at Worcester learning Zone

 

“We’ve just upgraded our classrooms and now have a sensory room, a calm room, and active room and a cozy room so students can choose where they’re most comfortable learning.

“We offer high quality one-to-one tuition to students of all ages. We offer tuition to all students, but specialise in autistic, anxious, or low confidence students.

 

Teaching English A-level at Worcester learning Zone

Teaching English A-level at Worcester learning Zone

 

“We have students of all ages and abilities. We always try to accommodate customer requests so have taught an 83-year-old how to use his iPad because his grandson was moving abroad.

“We also had a student who was obsessed with fish and every learning activity had to be fish based.

“One project he completed was to work out the terminal velocity of a fish falling from a rollercoaster! We don’t mind so long as he was engaged and learning.”

 

Happy eighth birthday celebrations

Happy eighth birthday celebrations

 

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