Sunday Club, which caters for SEND children and their families, had a big win from a Sport England. This is funding a new session leader for 6 months to engage with the group and introduce a fun approach to exercise and healthy lifestyles. Nicole Haines-Thorn will also train our existing staff to provide fun, active, sporty sessions, alongside their usual arts and crafts, and be on hand to support the families. Sport England were keen to help young people with additional needs; we wanted to counter a very isolated, predominantly indoor, start to the year for these young people and their families.
As a result of lockdown, Nicole has compiled online material and advice for families, which is also available to all SEND families who are interested. This also provides an opportunity for families to engage with others in the same situation.