ACTIVITIES & EVENTS (outside school)
We work closely with families to help find the right activity for your child and to ensure that the people who run the activity will meet the needs of your child so that it is a rewarding experience. We endeavour to keep you informed of inclusive activities going on in your area, and can also submit funding applications on your behalf.
There are a number of ways to find activities for your child:
- Look out for regular emails and information in the home/school folders
- Check the notice boards in the Primary & Secondary departments
Riding for Disabled Family Fun Day
A Family Fun Day is being held at the stables at Wyfold Court, Kingwood (RG9 5WG, off the Stokerow – Peppard road) on Saturday 7th May from 12 - 3pm. The event is organised by Wyfold Group Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) to give families and friends an opportunity to meet the ponies, take a tractor ride, play some games, stock up with plants, enjoy a BBQ or tea and cakes, and try their luck on the tombola and other stalls. Entrance is free.
Wyfold Group Riding for the Disabled Association is an independent charity that provides horse riding facilities for people with physical or mental disabilities located within the South Oxfordshire area, including Bishopswood students. For those unable to ride, carriage driving is also available
Max card - Oxfordshire
The Max Card is a discount card for families of disabled children and children with additional needs. Families simply show their Max Card upon entry to a venue to obtain free or discounted admission. It is designed to help families save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling alleys and lots more.
The Max card is free to families in Oxfordshire - it has been funded by Oxfordshire County Council working in partnership with Action for Carers Oxfordshire.
Please visit www.mymaxcard.co.uk, where you can see a full break down of available attractions in Oxfordshire and across the country.
Don't forget your local authority Local Offer website will have newsletters and details of activities available in your area.
Here are some other SEN friendly activites, groups and events you and your child might like.
Soundabout is a charity that uses music to empower and unlock the potential of people with severe and profound learning disabilities. You can also find out more about Soundabout on their website: www.soundabout.org.uk and see their latest newsletter below.
Resources: a series of musical resources which offer ideas of how to use sound and music to support both musical and wider development. These are free to access and can be found on the Soundabout Families' website: www.soundaboutfamily.org.uk.
Soundabout Life (16-25 year olds)
Individualised music sessions: A family member/a carer supporting a young adult with complex needs can sign up for music sessions with a specially trained Soundabout music practitioner. Those joining the project are eligible to receive up to six Soundabout Life sessions a year, one roughly every three months, until the end of the project in summer 2022. The sessions will either take place online, in the family home or in a supportive living setting with sessions supported by a consistent care staff member. Applications to the Soundabout Life project can be made via the application form on our new Soundabout Families website: https://www.soundaboutfamily.org.uk/about-us/application-form/