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LAURA WHEELER

Laura Wheeler
Farm Manager

Farming and Equestrian have always been a huge part of life Laura’s life, she has ridden since she was 4 years old and owned horses throughout. Laura’s childhood and early adulthood were spent assisting with the family farm overseeing pigs, sheep, chickens and the horses. The farm had its own equestrian facilities which enabled the family to buy horses to be backed, for clients. 

 

Over the last 16 years Laura has dedicated her working life to assisting looked after children in varying capacities, she has a passion for a child centred approach, in 2016 she dedicated her time to developing  Triskele Farm in Maiden Bradley to enable a range of young people to access a calm and therapeutic environment while working with animals. 

 

Laura officially  took the role as Farm and Equine Manager in January 2017 when the gates opened to the first young person. Laura has recently studied  Equine Facilitated Learning and is developing this in her practice. 

 

Laura’s previous roles in Wessex College include working residentially, overseeing budgets, finance and HR, whilst heading up the Health & Safety Department.