Mark delivers fun, informal and inspirational sessions on many different design and technology based subjects allowing the participants to make, create and learn in a open and friendly environment. The barn itself is well kitted out to handle most of the ideas that pop in to the heads of the participants as is Mark's own experience as both a teacher and designer. My daughter has attended several events at Brockford Barn and come home buzzing with excitement over the possibilities from this unique environment.
Matthew C. Applegate / Pixelh8
Matthew always enjoys the days very much and I think the day is value for money. Obviously for a home edder the experience is something he can't get elsewhere and so is lots of value. Matthew doesn't feel that there is anything that would improve the day
Comments from Home Educator.
The unique and diverse teaching sessions Mark has on offer at Brockford Barn are informal. They allow the participants to learn, be creative and express themselves in a non-constraining way. Both Mark and Bev have a wealth of knowledge and resources to offer and are both very forward thinking on how Education can be successfully delivered within an alternative , effective ,fun and relaxed stimulating well equipped environment.
"Brockford Barn is a wonderful place to learn. All the tutors there are amazing, and truly inspirational. The great thing about The Barn is that you will go there to learn one thing, and come away having learnt and experienced a whole host of other skills."
"Brockford is a place of creativity. I found myself on a potters wheel and baking in the kitchen!
Bev and Mark are so encouraging in anything you want to do. I strongly recommend this to any home ed child of any age."
Just wanted to say, we went to Brockford Barn today for the open session and I can highly recommend it. It was totally inspiring. There are fantastic facilities and lovely people to show you how to use them. It was so worth while and we will definitely be going back. If you're not sure if it's your sort of thing, go along and find out. I was so impressed.
"My 12year old son has attended 3 workshops at Brockford Barn from which he has returned home feeling proud of what he has achieved. Mark has a gentle ability to challenge the intellect of students whilst providing a fun, Informative and supportive environment in which the children can learn. The high standard of skill my son is developing in making cool stuff is matched by his growing interest in technology, fuelled by Mark's enthusiasm. I can't recommend Brockford Barn enough- my son asked if he could just go to School there......praise indeed"