7-11 Bowling Trip

Working in partnership with Hearts & Minds and ASGMA we launched our new social skills course on Sunday the 26th January.  The course is run by a qualified Speech Therapist and is designed to give children aged 7 – 11 hints, tips and the social skills they need to deal with day to day life by taking part in a range of fun and informative activities within a supported and safe environment.

As you might expect at the start of something new the 10 children who started this course were nervous, excited and full of enthusiasm. They were also a little bit wary of what it was all about, but after just three months  they have gained confidence, formed friendships and are really benefiting from taking part.

bowling1A couple of weeks ago we decided to organise a bowling trip to compliment  the course and to give the children a chance to socialise outside of the group setting – this was a great success.  All of the children from the group, and their parents, came along. All children took part, some using the ramp to bowl and some using their own throwing/rolling techniques – the highest score on the day was an impressive 104.  A good time was had by all.

This was our first social activity since the group started last year. We are really pleased at how well it went and are committed to arranging several more over the next 12 months.

If you have any ideas on what we should do please let us know – we would love to hear from you.