Thanks to Swindon Town holiday camps parents of youngsters with a disability are getting a much needed respite.
Swindon recently extended their Multi Sports Holiday course to include activities for children with Special Educational Needs and Physical Disabilities. These courses not only are delivered to enable parents a respite facility during school holiday periods, they also enable the children to attend the courses with their siblings.
One parent is delighted that her son Hayden, along with his younger brother Josh has. Hayden’s mum Kirsty stated,
“I am at times very over protective of Hayden. These courses have given him the opportunity to take part in various activities with his younger brother Josh, who is just about to start mainstream school. It has been wonderful to see the excitement in both my boys, and for them to enjoy a wide range of sports together as brothers, as it is something I never thought was going to be possible. Their independence and self-worth, particularly in Hayden, has been a joy to see. When we have tea together Hayden continuously talks about the sessions and the exciting activities they have engaged in during the day.
“I have made friends with other children from other schools and I can’t wait for the next course. On the last day we have a presentation with our families and we all get presented a goodie bag and a medal, along with a photograph of our group”