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Park High Students Meet Mayor of London through SLTH

On Thursday 28 March a group of students from Park High School had the extraordinary opportunity to meet the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, during his recent visit to the stables where they participated in the Strength & Learning Through Horses (SLTH) program.

The SLTH program, which is based in Barnet, focuses on equine-assisted therapy and personal development, to support young people struggling with mental health issues, behavioural challenges, and learning difficulties. Through interaction with horses, students not only learn about their own emotions and behaviours but also develop essential life skills such as communication and teamwork.

During the visit, Mayor Khan engaged in discussions with our students, who eloquently shared their experiences of working with the horses, the obstacles they have encountered, and how their confidence has flourished through the program's provisions. The Mayor was notably impressed by how confidently our students' articulated their experience of working with horses and subsequent growth since participating in the SLTH provision.

In recognition of their achievements, the students were presented with certificates and rosettes, celebrating their successful completion of the program. This acknowledgement serves as a testament to their dedication and perseverance in overcoming challenges and embracing personal development.

The success of Park High students in the SLTH program underscores the efficacy of alternative approaches in supporting young individuals' mental well-being and overall development. By fostering a nurturing environment that encourages self-awareness and resilience, initiatives like SLTH play a pivotal role in empowering youth to thrive academically and emotionally. Mayor Khan's visit further reinforces the significance of investing in programs that prioritise holistic development and well-being among young people, ensuring a brighter and more resilient future for all.

Congratulations to our Park High students in the SLTH program and commend their commitment to personal growth and excellence.

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