Community Fundraising in Gillingham for Dementia Awareness

Students at our Gillingham campus undertook a brilliant fundraising project a little while back which involved raising money for Dementia Friendly Gillingham. Through their sponsored walk, car wash service, and cup sake sales, they raised a huge £908.35 which they proudly presented to Anne from DFG earlier this month. The students were inspired to raise […]

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Open Days – October 2023

Our next OPEN DAYS are coming up in October!   Visit our campuses in Moreton, near Dorchester, or Gillingham in North Dorset and get a first-hand look at the opportunities we offer young people with special educational needs and disabilities.   To book your guided tour slot, get in touch today!

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VIDEO: From College to Café Work!

Curtis Clark – Transitioning to Employment Curtis graduated EMA in 2023 and during his time with us pursued work experience in Hospitality while also showing a keen interest in Horticulture. Through his internal work experience at The Dovecote Café at our Moreton campus, along with an external placement at Shire Hall Museum Café, he built […]

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VIDEO: EMA Collaborations – WhitePepper

Students from both campuses recently attended a week-long course at WhitePepper Chef Academy & Cookery School as part of their hospitality training where they gained some new training from the expert team. Head of Education James Dunham said of the experience “This was a hugely rewarding collaboration for everyone involved. The students had the opportunity […]

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Congratulations Leavers 2023!

What a week it’s been at EMA! Enrichment continued, and both the Gillingham and Moreton campus held their student graduation ceremonies. Students (and staff) received awards, we said fond farewells to a few staff, and of course, our 2023 student leavers – and here’s just a little peek at the events! The days were full […]

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Education Advisory Committee – Volunteers Wanted

Are you passionate about improving the lives of young people aged between 16 and 25 with learning disabilities, and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, in Dorset and the surrounding areas? Join us across two unique settings to help us with the exciting next steps on our journey of preparing young people for adulthood. We are […]

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Community First – Litter Picks

Another successful litter pick in Dorchester! Moreton Students Anna and Maisie did an amazing job this morning. Members of the public were praising them for their hard work and they both remained focused on the task at hand. They walked around the town and then through the walkways to find the rubbish, doing what they […]

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Shaftesbury in Bloom

Thorngrove Garden Centre has provided planters for Shaftesbury in Bloom for many years now, but this year was the first time the EMA students and service users really got stuck in and took the lead on the project, and we could not have been happier with the results.       The planters took pride […]

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Preparing for adulthood: Mock Interviews

This week, EMA students have been doing mock job interviews. These provide an opportunity to practice interview skills and gain valuable experience in a formal setting. By simulating a real interview scenario, they can become more comfortable with the process, gain familiarity with common questions, self-assess and improve their responses, and refine their overall performance […]

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Open Days – May 2023

We’re delighted to confirm dates for our next Employ My Ability Open Days. Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May Visit our campuses in Moreton and Gillingham for a first-hand look at the opportunities we offer young people with SEND Both campuses will be offering guided tours, so please get in touch to book your slot […]

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