Developing social and communication skills in schools

The Engine Shed visits schools to provide engaging activities during the school day or as an after-school club. These activities can be linked to schemes of work on transport, holidays, history and science.

The Engine Shed provides a wide range of railway layouts including Brio wooden railways and Tomy Trackmaster battery-powered sets. Each layout needs different skills to design, build and run the trains. Using our popular and safe trains, the children can focus on their own specialities, building the tracks or running the trains. The Engine Shed puts the children in charge – they design, build, choose and share the trains.

Working with your teaching and support staff, the children can developing the following skills:

  • Engagement & focus
  • Cooperation & sharing
  • Problem-solving
  • Investigating how things work
  • Imaginative play
  • Fine motor skills

Engine Shed staff are fully DBS=checked, with experience in running workshops for autistic children with a range of learning abilities.

Please contact Richard at the Engine Shed to discuss what we could do for your school.