We have a rich history of providing an exciting week-long holiday scheme during the summer break for the students at St. Rose’s and St Martin’s. We also welcome children and young people with similar needs from the local community, so it is an opportunity to meet new people and make new friendships in a relaxed and safe setting.
Staff and students alike look forward to the holiday scheme in what can be a long summer. It provides an excellent opportunity to meet up with friends in a familiar environment as well as allowing parents and carers a much needed break. The holiday scheme is an inclusive activity which is well supported by young volunteers from the local community.
The week-long event offers a range of fun activities including on-site favourites such as crafts and cookery, music, swimming and rebound therapy, as well as regular trips out to local places of interest. We make good use of the fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles during the week.
We are constantly looking for new and exciting activities that will inspire our young people to realise their potential.
In response to requests from the families of our students we have introduced two or three overnight stays during the week and this has proved invaluable. It provides an opportunity for students to develop their independence, as well as giving them time to meet and socialise with their friends. Staff are thoughtful about providing age-appropriate evening activities and students enjoy meals out in local restaurants or evenings in with a takeaway and good film.
Our children and students look forward to the holiday scheme and are always keen to know what activities they will be able to do. Feedback from parents and carers is that the week always exceeds expectations and they would like it to be for longer… watch this space!
St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.
A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.
When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.