An education not-for-profit business set up last January in Hastings, Enjoycation CIC, has just celebrated its first birthday, and Director Paula Radice looks back over the last – very successful – twelve months.

“We started with six children, and now provide for over 90. I am particularly pleased that all of the extra sessions that we now run have been started at the request of parents or children.”

Exciting Enjoycation learning in action, with teacher Alison Day

The home-educating community in Hastings and St Leonards is a rapidly-growing one. 

At Enjoycation, children from 4-16 years old are catered for in different weekly group sessions. Two GCSE subjects were added last September, with an additional two planned for the next academic year, giving home-educated teens the opportunity of acquiring exam results alongside others. All sessions are tailored for individual children’s needs, by experienced teachers, and run in a lovely big learning room in Hastings Voluntary Action’s building Jackson Hall in Portland Place, Hastings, right in the town centre.

Director Dr Paula Radice said, “We wanted to get back to the joys of learning and teaching, and our motto is ‘Learning with children at its heart.’ Everything we do is as creative, skill-based and joy-filled as possible. Older children have chosen this year’s topics, and we respond as much as possible to children’s own passions and abilities.”

A pizza and popcorn birthday party was held to celebrate the first birthday. It was great fun and very well-attended. 

Borough councillors who visited Enjoycation recently expressed appreciation that these new learning opportunities were being offered locally.  As one of the parents said: “Enjoycation is amazing, and such a valued asset to those of us who homeschool.”

• Enjoycation can be contacted on 0785 100 8863, or by email: [email protected]

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