Rushmere learners develop confidence through learning new skills and what better skills towards employability than learning to drive a car – an absolute must to become mobile.Our cars and instructors are provided by Poets Corner Driving School who would be happy to continue with normal lessons when learners reach 17 years old and have a […]


Locks & Tunnels challenge


Young people at Rushmere are expected to take responsibility and that includes responsibility for a 12 tonne Narrowboat. We travel south from Blisworth through the tunnel to Stoke Bruerne where we negotiate several locks (usually with a large audience of sightseers and young school children).Once you have a windlass in your hands (you must not […]


Cheeseburger challenge


The Cheeseburger Challenge is just what it says but before you get a chance to eat them you have to cook them. Before you cook them you have to get them and all the wood and utensils from inside a circle – not as easy as it sounds, especially when they have to be carried […]




Hollowell Sailing Club near Northampton is the venue for our Sailing activity. During the long summer evenings we take out four small sailing dinghies with trained instructors and sail off into the sunset. Lots of skill and bottle are needed if it is really windy but you’re in safe hands. Hollowell Sailing Club


Cookery and Creative Craft


Learners will have the opportunity to show their creativity in a number of ways. Cookery, Painting, Tie dyeing, Photography and Graffiti are all mediums used at Rushmere to bring out the best in a young person and allow them to express themselves.