Leading disability charity Enham Trust, based near Andover, has launched a brand new initiative – Shining Stars after school club – for local children and young people, living with a disability, starting on 18th June.
Held at Enham Trust’s home estate in Enham Alamein, Shining Stars has been created in collaboration with Hampshire County Council’s Short Breaks Programme and Andover parents who wanted more choice around after-school activity provisions for their children.
Shining Stars is an innovative activity group providing intensive support for children and young people with disabilities, aged between 10 & 18, allowing them to interact with peers, play and learn within a safe and supportive environment.
Run alongside Hampshire schools term times, these sessions take place on Thursdays from 3.30 – 5.30pm. Sessions focus on a theme with a range of activities delivered by a dedicated team of friendly support workers, providing the children with a choice of fun activities in a supportive environment.
Shining Stars begins on 18th June and is now accepting registrations. If you’d like your child to attend, please call us on: 01264 345 800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular activities offered at Shining Stars include: cooking, gardening, craft, drama, dance, sport, music and outdoor play.
“Shining Stars is a safe and supportive environment where all children can explore, learn and thrive through play,” explains Jane Tabor, Enham Trust’s Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications.
“Learning through play is crucial to childhood development of social and communication skills. At Enham Trust, we support people to live lives of choice and independence; Shining Stars will give disabled children the confidence and social skills to be able to do this as early as possible.”
Enham Trust supports over 7,500 people across the country to live lives of choice; gaining greater independence in every aspect of their lives. Based on the Trust’s own principles of personalisation through Person Centred Planning, each child is supported by a key worker to make independent choices through play.
To find out more about Shining Stars and how to join, please visit: www.enhamtrust.org.uk.