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Becton School delights pupils with exciting summer programme

Three Pictures side by side: 1) a staff member joining in with multi-sports sessions 2) Mindfulness sessions 3) A staff member admiring the pop-up planetarium
06 September 2023

How did you spend your summer holidays?

Some of the children and young people at our fabulous Becton School at our Becton Centre spent their time taking part in a range of exciting activities. As part of a packed summer schedule, our children and young people enjoyed some fantastic multi-sports sessions delivered by Sheffield Wednesday’s Community Programme, tried out their circus skills in dedicated workshops run by Greentop Circus Centre, and even tested their agility through an inflatable obstacle course!

The team sought to organise a variety of different sessions, making sure that there was an activity that everyone could enjoy. As you might have seen, earlier this summer, pupils were also visited by the team at WonderDome, immersing themselves the wonders of our solar system from the comfort of a pop-up planetarium, and even meeting some (virtual) astronauts along the way.

Carolyn, a teacher at Becton school, said: “We’ve done so many activities! We had a magician come in and some of our young people even had the chance to meet some exotic animals. Everyone was also really excited about the inflatable course. A lot of the activities were things that our children and young people might not get the opportunity to do very often, and that was really great.”

Members of the team at Becton School volunteered to work during their holidays so that our children and young people could enjoy these sessions. Carolyn said: “It is really good for our children and young people because it keeps a bit of routine over the summer. We have been doing activities two days a week which allows them all to have a bit of a fun break from their care.”

The students were also encouraged to take part in mindfulness days where they planted seeds, painted pots, and created positive scratch cards for each other. She said: “All of these activities have fed in to our ‘Healthy Summer’ focus. We wanted to take a more holistic approach to what ‘healthy’ actually means. We delivered some cooking sessions that demonstrated the importance of healthy eating and we wanted to get our children engaging in physical activity too. However, we also were also keen to show the importance of healthy minds, so that’s where our mindfulness sessions were very helpful. It’s important that all of these are highlighted equally as part of a healthy, active lifestyle!”

Thanks to everyone involved for organising and delivering these events for our fabulous children and young people.

We can’t wait to see what this school year brings!

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