Year 9 Options Evening

Year 6 Maths Challenge

On Wednesday 28th November we were delighted that 8 teams of primary school students joined us at Driffield School to take part in a Year 6 maths challenge. The teams were presented with a number of activities including group questions, sequencing problems, a cross-number, a mathematical relay race and numerous logic problems. The year 6 students all agreed that it was an enjoyable day, even when faced with some truly thought-provoking problems that sometimes seemed impossible to work out in the first place. We had some fantastic sixth form students who worked with the groups to help explain tasks and to go over any problems with students once the answers had been released.

Mrs Hogben, Driector of Maths, said “Following a full day of fierce competition we are thrilled to confirm that Beeford Primary won first place, followed closely by Nafferton Primary and Driffield Juniors ‘A’ team. We look forward to hosting this event again next year”.

 

 

Second Achieving Personal Excellence Day

Driffield School and Sixth Form held their second APEX day on Wednesday 5th December. The whole school timetable was collapsed and every student took part in a rotation of different activities.  The focus of the day was on educating the student’s on finance, crime and the law and future career opportunities.

The Year 7 students worked with Humberside Police and learnt about anti-drugs awareness and the importance of preventing anti-social behaviour. Year 7 and 8 students took part in a youth voice and influence workshop. 

Year 8 students then learnt about the different career opportunities in the Police and what they need to study and what employability skills are desirable for the Police. They took part in a practical disability awareness session led by the Tigers Trust on Paralympic sports.  They also learnt about mental health and how to improve their mental health with the expertise from the Army Outreach Team.

The Year 8 students who have completed the Volunteen Course worked all day with a professional artist, Emma Garness, and with Ervas to complete part of their amazing Volunteen Social Action Project. Their supersize artwork will be displayed in West Building.

Year 9 students worked all day with Talk the Talk. Every class worked with a specialist trainer to develop their public speaking skills.  Communication is a key employability skill that is essential in the workplace.  The day enhanced their confidence and self-esteem. At the end of the training each student led their own public speaking on their chosen topic.  This activity also connects with the new GCSE English specification.

Students in Year 10 focused on crime and law. They had training on apprenticeships from the RAF, what they are and what opportunities there are in the Armed Forces.  The opportunity to earn and learn is quickly developing especially with the introduction of the new apprenticeship degrees.  Students learnt about the opportunities for Further Education and Higher Education choices at York College.  They learnt about different vocational pathways and the careers associated with these pathways.

Year 11 students learnt about the fabulous opportunity to complete the National Citizen Service. Driffield School and Sixth Form highly recommend students complete the NCS.  It is an amazing opportunity for students to take part in an outdoor adventure course for 5 days, followed by a 5 day skill building course at The University of Hull and then finally a social action project which benefits the local community.  The cost is only £35 and free for pupil premium students.  Year 11 students also learnt how to make an effective CV and cover letter followed by an inspirational talk from Pamela Dow.  Pamela Dow is a previous Driffield School student.  She now leads public service reform for Catch22, a social business delivering better education, welfare and justice services across England and Wales.   This talk helped students to understand their opportunities to study at Oxbridge and how to aim higher with their studies.

Our focus is to ensure all students know about all available career choices and the different educational pathways. The APEX days aim to build confidence and student awareness of future opportunities.

Mrs Mortimer, Co-ordinator of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), would like to thank the RAF Careers Service, The Army Outreach Team, York College, Humberside Police, The Tigers Trust, ERVAS Volunteen Team, Emma Garness, Talk the Talk and Pamela Dow for taking their time to inspire our students to reach their full potential.

School Pistol Shooting Championship

After her success at the school games over the summer, we are delighted to report that Year 9 student Erin Redfern has recently taken part in the school pistol shooting championship in Newcastle. Erin came second – just one point behind 1st place!

Erin has now qualified for the Nationals, which are being held in January at the Stoke Manderville Stadium. Proud dad, Mr Redfern, said “Can I thank the school for allowing Erin to take part in the competition”.

Since then, Erin has also competed in the Biathlon Championships in Leeds. She was ranked 21 going into the event and managed to climb to 16th place – a fantastic achievement. Erin had a good swim and ran a personal best. She now goes on to compete in the Schools final in London in March.

 

FISH / SENDIASS Bulletin

Edition 58 -  Thursday 6 December 2018 

Spotlight on... T.Y.L.E.R 
Do you know someone aged between 14 – 25? 
Are they passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives? 
T.Y.L.E.R (The Young Leaders of East Riding) are looking for young people’s views and opinions on bullying. The group have 3 questions they would like young people to answer so they can feedback about the impact bullying has on young people’s lives to the Local Council. 
1. How does bullying impact on young people’s lives, how does it make them feel? 
2. Do you think there is enough support for young people that have or are experiencing bulling? 
3. What support do you think can be put in place to help people being bullied or that have experienced it? 
T.Y.L.E.R would really appreciate your feedback so they can continue to make a difference to young people’s lives and make sure there is support available. 
If you would like to answer the questions, please send your answers to 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All answers will remain confidential and anonymous. 
For further information please contact Aneliese on (01482) 396469. 

FISH update 
Information Group – Parent/Carers 
Would you like to make a difference and be part of something special? 
Why not join the Information Group; this is a group of parent carers and interested persons of 0-25 year olds with additional needs who look at a variety of letters, leaflets and other written materials to make sure they are parent carer friendly. The group meets monthly in Beverley, but if you don’t have time to attend the meetings but would like to be involved we could email/post information to you for you to give us your views. The aim of the group is to make sure that all of the information sent out to parent carers is easy to read and understand, and fit for purpose. 
If you would like to be involved in the group or just come along to find out how it works please contact: 
Aneliese on (01482) 396469 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 
EYPCF on (01262) 678283 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 
Together we can make a difference. 

Information Group - Professionals 
Do you want to ensure that your information/messages to parent carers are getting across? 
The Information Group meets monthly to look at letters, leaflets and written materials which are aimed at parent carers of 0-25 year olds with SEND. If you would like to ensure that your information will be understood and easy to read, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum 
Workshop: Knowledge, Information and Support – delivering information about the SEND process from early SEN support right through to the completion of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and all the steps around identification and assessment.
This is an opportunity to come along and have some time out in pleasant surroundings, enjoy a lovely lunch and chat to other parent/carers with similar experiences. We will also hold a prize draw on the day. 
Dates: Tuesday 15 January 2019 
Venue: Tickton Grange, Tickton, HU17 9SH 
Time: 10am to 2pm
Cost:  FREE 
Other dates for this workshop: 
·    Wednesday 13 March 2019 – Grange Park Hotel, Willerby, HU10 6EA 
·    Thursday 25 April 2019 – Lowther Hotel, Goole, DN14 5QW
·    Wednesday 15 May 2019 – Guys Café, Patrington Haven HU12 0PT
·    Tuesday 13 June 2019 – KP Resort, Kilnwick Percy, Pocklington, YO42 1UF 

Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Workshop – Delivered by Susanna Diegel, Regional SEND Mediation Manager at KIDS and aimed at parent carers and professionals. There are 30 places available on a first come first served basis.
Date: Thursday 24 January 2019 
Venue: Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, HU17 8HE 
Times: 10.00am - 2.00pm (Please note refreshments will be available, but you will need to bring or purchase your own lunch. There is a cafe in the Treasure House) 
Cost:  FREE
To book your place, please contact the EYPCF by 11 January 2019

Contact:  Karen Sanderson to book on the above workshops 
Tel:  EYPCF on (01262) 678283, Mobile 07813 676941 
EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Parent Carer Support Groups 
There are a number of parent carer support groups running across the East Riding and surrounding areas. To view information about these groups please click here
To view National support organisations, please click here (These links will take you to the Local Offer website). 
 
Beverley 
Go-Kids-Go Free Wheelchair Skills Workshop - A great chance to meet other young wheelchair users and learn skills to help you become more independent. Extra wheelchairs provided for mums, dads, brothers and sisters to join in with the games. We welcome young people aged 2 years and upwards! 
Dates: Sunday 13 January 2018 
Times: 12.30pm – 4.30pm 
Cost: Free 
Venue: Longcroft School Sports Centre, Burton Road, Beverley, HU17 7EJ 
Contact: Roy from Go-Kids-Go tel: (01482) 887163 
EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sensory Needs Seminar – for parents or carers whose child has a diagnosis of autism and who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing. This seminar will help families to: 
·        Gain a better understanding of sensory processing 
·        Explore how sensory differences may affect your child 
·        Share strategies and approaches to help your child's sensory needs 
Dates: Thursday 14 February 2019 
Times: 10 am to 2.30 pm. 
Tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch. 
Cost: Free 
Venue: County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA 
Contact: For further information or to book your place on this seminar, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools -  Part time accredited courses for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools ( STLS) are being offered by East Riding Adult Learning Centres in Cottingham, Beverley and Bridlington this Spring.  Free one – off ‘Try’ sessions are available starting in January offering the chance to try out without commitment. The Introduction courses and the accredited STLS level 2 courses will follow.

If you would like a career working in school supporting children to learn, please check out our website    www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn for full details.

Concessions may apply, so ask at time of booking.                              

You can also call or drop in to one of the council’s four adult learning centres:

  • ·        Beverley Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley, HU17 9LW Call (01482) 887670.
  • ·        Bridlington Adult Learning Centre, King Street (next to library), Bridlington, YO15 2D Call (01262) 677500.
  • ·        Cottingham Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4DD  Call (01482) 842329.
  • ·        Goole Adult Learning Centre, Pasture Road, Goole, DN14 6DP Call (01482) 392844

    Bridlington and Driffield
    Bridlington Spa - Jack and the Beanstalk - Relaxed performance: a specially adapted and relaxed performance for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum
    Date: Sunday 15 December 2018
    Time: 5pm 
    British Sign Language signed performances 
    Date: Sunday 23 December 2018
    Time: 1pm 
    Date: Thursday 27 December 2018
    Time: 5pm 
    Venue: Bridlington Spa Theatre, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH
    Contact: Box Office tel: (01262) 678258 
    Web: www.bridspa.com 

    Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Part time accredited courses for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools ( STLS) are being offered by East Riding Adult Learning Centres in Cottingham, Beverley and Bridlington this Spring.  Free one – off ‘Try’ sessions are available starting in January offering the chance to try out without commitment. The Introduction courses and the accredited STLS level 2 courses will follow.

If you would like a career working in school supporting children to learn, please check out our website    www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn for full details.

Concessions may apply, so ask at time of booking.                              

You can also call or drop in to one of the council’s four adult learning centres:

  • ·        Beverley Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley, HU17 9LW Call (01482) 887670.
  • ·        Bridlington Adult Learning Centre, King Street (next to library), Bridlington, YO15 2D Call (01262) 677500.
  • ·        Cottingham Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4DD  Call (01482) 842329.
  • ·        Goole Adult Learning Centre, Pasture Road, Goole, DN14 6DP Call (01482) 392844

    Haltemprice
    SEN SOFT PLAY - Enjoy an hour of fun, unstructured play with soft play and a bouncy castle in an autism-friendly environment. Suitable for children of all ages.
    Dates: Every Saturday morning
    Times: 10am to 11am
    Cost: £3
    Venue: Cottingham Sports Centre, King George V Playing Fields. Northgate, Cottingham HU16 5QW
    Contact: Cottingham Sports Centre on tel (01482) 840290 (not always manned) 
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools -  Part time accredited courses for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools ( STLS) are being offered by East Riding Adult Learning Centres in Cottingham, Beverley and Bridlington this Spring.  Free one – off ‘Try’ sessions are available starting in January offering the chance to try out without commitment. The Introduction courses and the accredited STLS level 2 courses will follow.

If you would like a career working in school supporting children to learn, please check out our website    www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn for full details.

Concessions may apply, so ask at time of booking.                              

You can also call or drop in to one of the council’s four adult learning centres:

  • ·        Beverley Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley, HU17 9LW Call (01482) 887670.
  • ·        Bridlington Adult Learning Centre, King Street (next to library), Bridlington, YO15 2D Call (01262) 677500.
  • ·        Cottingham Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4DD  Call (01482) 842329.
  • ·        Goole Adult Learning Centre, Pasture Road, Goole, DN14 6DP Call (01482) 392844

    Maxi Fun - for children with disabilities
    Exclusive Maxi Fun Family Fun Swim Night 
    Date: Fridays 7, 14 and 21 December 2018 No swimming on 28/12/18
    Time:  7.30-9 pm
    Cost: £2 per person. Carer free.
    Venue: Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ
    Contact: Just turn up or for further information ring Tony 07837 225618 

    Soft Play & Bouncy Castle Party
    Date: Saturday 22 December 2018 
    Time 3.30- 4.30 pm Party tea 4.30-5 pm.
    Cost: £2 for play or £3.50 per child for food.
    Venue: Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ
    Contact: You MUST text Tony 07837 225618 ASAP ( by Wednesday 19 December 2018) to book this if you are staying for food. 

    Goole 
    Junction & TaleGate Theatre - Sleeping Beauty - A relaxed performance aimed at those on the Autism Spectrum and younger children attending the theatre for the first time. This will include reduced volume levels & low level lighting throughout. The performance will also include a BSL signer
    Date: Saturday 22 December 2018 
    Time: 11am
    Cost: Tickets are: £6.50 (children), £12 (adults) Carer’s tickets and group bookings also available.
    Venue: Junction, Paradise Place, Goole, DN14 5DL
    Contact: Box Office for more information tel: (01405) 763652
    Web: Tickets available here: https://junctiongoole.ticketsolve.com/shows/873594448 

    Sensory Needs Seminar – for parents or carers whose child has a diagnosis of autism and who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing. This seminar will help families to: 
    ·        Gain a better understanding of sensory processing 
    ·        Explore how sensory differences may affect your child 
    ·        Share strategies and approaches to help your child's sensory needs 
    Dates: Thursday 24 January, 2019 
    Times: 10 am to 2.30 pm. 
    Tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch. 
    Cost: Free 
    Venue: Marshlands Children’s Centre, Old Goole, DN14 5UE 
    Contact: For further information or to book your place on this seminar, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
      
    Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools -  Part time accredited courses for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools ( STLS) are being offered by East Riding Adult Learning Centres in Cottingham, Beverley and Bridlington this Spring.  Free one – off ‘Try’ sessions are available starting in January offering the chance to try out without commitment. The Introduction courses and the accredited STLS level 2 courses will follow.

If you would like a career working in school supporting children to learn, please check out our website    www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn for full details.

Concessions may apply, so ask at time of booking.                              

You can also call or drop in to one of the council’s four adult learning centres:

  • ·        Beverley Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley, HU17 9LW Call (01482) 887670.
  • ·        Bridlington Adult Learning Centre, King Street (next to library), Bridlington, YO15 2D Call (01262) 677500.
  • ·        Cottingham Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4DD  Call (01482) 842329.
  • ·        Goole Adult Learning Centre, Pasture Road, Goole, DN14 6DP Call (01482) 392844

    Wolds and Dale
    Sensory Needs Seminar – for parents or carers whose child has a diagnosis of autism and who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing. This seminar will help families to: 
    ·        Gain a better understanding of sensory processing 
    ·        Explore how sensory differences may affect your child 
    ·        Share strategies and approaches to help your child's sensory needs 
    Dates: Thursday 4 March 2019 
    Times: 10 am to 2.30 pm. 
    Tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch. 
    Cost: Free 
    Venue: Community Hall, Burnby Hall, Pocklington, YO42 2QF 
    Contact: For further information or to book your place on this seminar, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    East Riding wide and Hull/York catchment 
    The Positive Activity Grant (PAG) awards are here – apply for either £5000 for new youth groups or £1999 for existing youth groups 
    Do you work with young people? 
    Are you a not for profit youth organisation or a Town/Parish Council? 
    Dow you deliver or would like to deliver a youth project/group within the East Riding of Yorkshire are? 
    Do you have a constitution in place? 
    If the answer is Yes – you could apply for a PAG Award. 
    Visit the website to apply : www.eastriding.gov.uk/council/grants-and-funding/positive-activities grant 
    Contact:  Darron  Lawer for further information on 0779669794 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    Closing Date: 31 January 2018 

    Maxi Fun - for children with disabilities 
    Hull New Theatre – Cinderella - Relaxed performance: specifically designed to welcome people with a learning disability, Down's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition or sensory and communication disorders and their families. There is a relaxed attitude and small changes to the lighting and sound effects. 
    Date: Thursday 13 December 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: Hull New Theatre, Kingston square, Hull, HU1 3HF 
    Contact: Box Office tel: (01482) 300306
    Web: www.hulltheatres.co.uk/events/cinderella-relaxed-performance 

    Hull Truck Theatre - The Ugly Duckling - Relaxed performance 
    Date: Saturday 5 January 2019
    Time: 10.30am
    Venue: Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
    Contact: Box Office tel: (01482) 323638
    Web: www.hulltruck.co.uk


Grand Opera House York – Cinderella 
Relaxed performance
Date: Friday 21 December 2018 
Signed and captioned performance
Date: Friday 4 January 2019 
Audio described performance
Date: Saturday 5 January 2019 
Venue: Grand Opera House York, Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW
Contact: Box Office: tel: 0844 8472322
Web: www.grandoperahouseyork.org.uk


Maxi Fun - for children with disabilities 
Maxi Fun Bowling
Date: Mondays 17 and 31 December 2018
Time: 5 pm
Cost: £3.50 (for 2 games & small meal) (Guests £7)
Venue: Hollywood Bowl, Kingswood, Hull, HU7 3DB
Contact: Book with Tony 07837 225618.


Maxi Fun Big Fun
Date: Monday 10 December 2018 (No activity on Monday 24 December 2018.)
Time: 5-7 pm
Cost: £2.50 (Guests £5)
Venue: Big Fun, National Avenue, Hull, HU5 4JB
Contact: Just turn up or ring Helen 07773 310503 for further information but not before noon.


Maxi Fun Christmas Party
Date:  Friday 28 December 2018 
Time: 5-7 pm
Cost: £2.00 if booked in advance or £2.50 on the door. 
Venue: Hull and East Riding Badminton Club, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 4ED 
Contact: To book or for more information please contact 

Special Stars Foundation – 1 hour Hydrotherapy Sessions at Ganton Special School – Fully accessible changing facilities and hoists make the hydrotherapy pool suitable for all. (Please note you will need to bring your own sling if you need to use the hoist) Lights, music and pool toys available or you can also bring your own floatation devices and pool toys.
Date:  Saturday 8 December 2018 
Time: 12:30pm-13:30pm & 13:30pm-14:30pm 
Cost: £2 per person swimming (inc carers/ siblings) 
Booking online is essential - at www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/shop 
Special Stars require 24 hours notice for cancellations 
Venue: Ganton Special School, 294 Anlaby Park Road South, Hull, HU4 7JB 

Special Stars Foundation – 1 hour Hydrotherapy Swimming Sessions – Tweendykes Special School – Fully accessible changing facilities and hoists make the pool suitable for all. (Please note you will need to bring your own sling if you need to use the hoist). Lights, music and pool toys available, you can also bring your own floatation devices and pool toys. 18 places per session. 
Dates: Saturday 22 December 2018 
Times: Session 1 – 10.00am – 11.00am 
Session 2 – 11.00am – 12.00pm 
Cost: £3.00 per person, Ticket only event, tickets must be booked online at www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/shop 
Venue: Tweendykes Special School, Midmere Learning Village, Leads Road, Hull, HU7 4PW 

Special Stars Foundation – Sunday Club - sensory play session for children and young people with disabilities, and their families or carers. Siblings are welcome. 
Wide range of sensory toys and equipment, arts and crafts table, soft play, games area with iPads and DS's, games, refreshments and lots more! 
This is a drop-in session, so there is no need to book, just turn up. 
Fully wheel chair accessible. 
Dates: Every Sunday (Last Sunday club for 2018: December 9 - Christmas Special) 
Time: 2pm - 4pm 
Cost Just £1 per person, includes refreshments 
Venue: Victoria Dock Village Hall, Southbridge Road, Hull, HU9 1TY 
ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: (01482) 227657 

Special Stars Foundation – Inclusive Bounce Session  Aimed at children and young people with disabilities age 12 and under. There will be reduced sound and lighting, sensory tents and apparatus. 
Dates: First Saturday of the month Friday 4 January 2019 
Time: 10:00am-11:00am 
Cost: £5 per person jumping, including carers / siblings. 
Socks can be bought for £1 on the day. 
Tickets must be purchased prior to the event www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/shop 
Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, St Stephens Shopping Centre, Hull, HU1 
ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or tel: (01482) 227657 

Special Stars Foundation – Sounding Special Christmas Special – 
Music and Makaton group for children and young people with special needs and their families/carers. Lots of fun interactive games and rhymes
No experience of Makaton is needed, everyone welcome, all ages and abilities. 
wheel chair accessible building, hoist and free parking available
Refreshments and toys will be available at the end of the session, for anyone that would like to stay to meet other families. 
Date: Saturday 22 December 2018 
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Cost: £1.00 per child. Payable on the day, please pre book your places via email 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         

Special Stars Foundation – Makaton Beginner’s Workshop (2 Day Course) 
A fully accredited course, delivered by a tutor from the Makaton Charity. Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips and you will also learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary. 
There are 12 places available on this course, preference will be given to parents of children or young people who have significant speech and communication difficulties. 
Date:  Day 1 – Wednesday 16 January 2019, Day 2 – Wednesday 23 January 2019 
Time: 9.30am – 4.00 pm (both days) 
Cost: £30.00 Parent/Carers £60.00 for Professional’s 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Special Stars Foundation – Individual Advice and Support Session for Parents Carers - C.I.S.S. (Carers Information and Support Service) provide advice, support and bespoke care plans to support the person providing the care and the family. These free private 1-1 sessions are open to anyone caring for a person with a disability, of any age. It may be that you are in need of some support or advice regarding your caring responsibilities; your own mental health, help with registering as a carer with your GP, advice around accessing carers breaks, you will also be given information about access to courses, further support services and an option to use their advocacy service. 
Dates: Thursday 13 December 1-hour slots are available 
Time:  10am to 2pm 
Cost:   FREE 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Special Stars Foundation – Private 1-1 Physiotherapy sessions with our in house Physiotherapist, Kevin Allen of East Riding Physiotherapy. The sessions are specifically aimed at members of the charity who have a significant physical disability.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your slot to complete relevant paperwork and to ensure your session starts on time. 
Dates: Friday 7 December 2018 
Time: 12pm – 4pm (30 Minutes slots) 
Cost: £15.00 - £45.00 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Book your session online at www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/shop 

Special Stars Foundation – E-Learning for Parents, Carers and Professionals - Special Stars Foundation are thrilled to be able to facilitate FREE e-learning on a variety of topics for parent carers or anyone working with a person with a disability. Courses are around 9-10 weeks long and can be done at home at a time to suit you (or parent carers can use our FREE computer during office hours at Special Stars Foundation to complete training)
To qualify for this free training you MUST be: 
·        19 or over 
·        Have been a permanent resident of the UK for the last 3 years 
·        able to attend a 1.5 hour induction at 10:30am at Special Stars Foundation offices 
·        A parent carer of a disabled person or working with people with disabilities 
·        able to provide one form of photo ID (passport, driving licence etc) 
·        Dates: Wednesday 30 January 2019 
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Cost: FREE 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
Contact: Special Stars Foundation for more information tel: (01482) 227657 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Book your course: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Web: www.heyspecialstars.co.uk 


Special Stars Foundation – Messy Play 
We have teamed up with Mess Around to provide two back-to back sensory messy play sessions for children and young people with disabilities (siblings welcome)
Each session will have a small group (maximum of 15 children/young people) to keep it as calm and as fun as possible. Items such as shaving foam/glitter/water/sand/paint will be used at this session so please dress your children/young people in clothes they don’t mind getting messy in or bring a change of clothes. WC users are more than welcome, tables will be set up to explore the sensory trays for those who cannot sit on the floor. Tickets are £3 per child/young person. This is a ticket only event, tickets must be booked online 
Date: Saturday 12th January 2018 
Time: Session 1 - 10am – 11.00am, Session 2 – 11.30am – 12.30pm 
Venue: Victoria Dock Village Hall, Southbridge Road, Hull, HU9 1TY 
Cost: £3.00 per child 
Contact: www.heyspecialstars.co.uk 

Special Stars Foundation – Social Group for Adults with a Disability 18+ 
A FREE new monthly Social Group for adults with a disability, last Friday of the month. Use of new iPads, sensory toys and equipment, fun games, arts and crafts and refreshments available. Booking is essential due to limited space
WC accessible venue, change facility with hoist, some parking and local on-street parking nearby.
Dates: Friday 21 December 2018 
Time: 10.00am  – 12.00pm 
Cost: FREE 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Or call (01482) 227657 

Special Stars Foundation – Craft Morning for Adults with Learning/ Physical Disabilities - A Stamping and Gift Boxes Craft session for people with learning / physical disabilities, delivered by Traenerhus. Booking is essential due to limited space 
Date: Friday 7 December 2018, Friday 4 January 2019 
Time: 10:00-12:00 
Cost: £3 per person, free carers 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (01482) 227657 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
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Special Stars Foundation – Wellbeing Wednesdays 
Weekly open house social group, incorporating Physiotherapy stretching sessions provided by certified Physiotherapist Kevin Allen of East Riding Physiotherapy (more info about the Physiotherapist here: http://www.eastridingphysiotherapy.co.uk/)
These sessions are aimed at adults with complex physical disabilities who can use our facilities, catch up with friends and meet new people, use our iPads, sensory equipment and access pre-bookable private 20 minute physiotherapy stretching sessions. Booking is essential due to limited space
Sessions take place in our fully WC accessible building. Our Physiotherapy Suite is equipped with an electric, height adjustable Physiotherapy table with padded, drop down cot sides and a mobile hoist. *Please bring your own sling. Dates: Every Wednesday (Refreshments are also included) 
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm (20 minute slots) 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
Cost: £5.00 
Contact: To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Special Stars Foundation – Inclusive Discos 18+ for Adults with Additional Needs. DJ , buffet, Licensed Bar, WC accessible venue, disabled toilet 
*All persons must be accompanied by a carer.
Dates: Monday 17 December 2018 (Christmas special) 
Monday 14 January 2019, Monday 28 January 2019 
Time: 7pm – 10pm 
Cost: £2.00 – Free entry for carers, (£2.00 for carers if having buffet food) 
Venue: The Dugout KCOM Stadium, West Park, Hull, HU3 6HU 
Contact: Booking is essential due to limited space please call tel: (01482) 227657 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Special Stars Foundation – Pottery for Adults with Learning/Physical Disabilities - Make something using real clay, the tutor will then take it away to fire it in a kiln and return it to the next class where you can choose to paint it and / or make something else! Friendly staff who have experience in working with people with disabilities. Meet new people and enjoy creating new things. 
Dates: Friday 21 December 2018 
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm 
Cost: £3.00 per person, carers free 
Venue:  Special Stars Foundation,171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE 
Contact: Booking is essential due to limited space please call (01482) 227657 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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