Local Offer – Half Term activties

We have received some fun activities to do in the half term from The Local Offer for children with SEND.

The Local Offer Team

Email: localoffer@manchester.gov.uk / 0161 234 1946

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We have had a look and there are some good activities:

Free Family Fun Day
There is a free Z-access Family Fun Day at the Zion Centre in Hulme on Sunday 23rd October, 11am. This Fairy Tales themed day offers a safe and welcoming environment for families with disabilities and additional requirements. There will be drama, dance, music and art and crafts as well as a sensory space, a time-out space and a BSL interpreter. Tickets are free but booking is required.

There is free swimming for under 17s in the city during the school holidays – see the Manchester Active website

Young people aged between 9–25 with SEND are invited to try a free ParaNetball taster on Saturday 5th November 10am-11am in Gorton. It’s being offered by the ParaNetball Programme set up through Dominoes Netball Club last year. It’s now supported by a partnership of Manchester Thunder and Vimto (Nichols Plc), meaning the monthly sessions will continue to be free. They are on the first Saturday of each month, 10-11am, in the sports hall at Wright Robinson College. It’s for girls and boys and is fully inclusive, with everyone being supported to go at their own pace. One of the coaches is deaf and able to offer additional support to anyone who is deaf or has a hearing impairment. Sessions are based around netball skills and games, and they are looking to taking a team or two to the annual ParaNetball Championships in February 2023. Siblings welcome – although they won’t be able to compete. To find out more and book on the taster, see the ParaNetball website. You can also contact Katie at katie@manchesterthunder.co.uk for more information.
Let me know if you manage to attend any of the activities, I will be available via Dojo during the Half Term.

Miss OConnor

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