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Half Term News - 27th May 2024

Welcome to our half term newsletter.

We hope you have a lovely week. Most of our groups are taking a break for half term but we still have Siblings Group on Wednesday. Our groups will continue as usual from Monday 3rd June, you can check out the website calendar here to find out what's going on the following week. 

`Although we operate with reduced staffing over the holidays, we are still available by telephone and email for advice, support and signposting – please don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time.

Weekday: 07442 332678

Weekend: 07472 320168 

Email: adminteam@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Latest news

Well done and thank you to our Ability Triathletes!

A huge well done to the team of amazing young people from Sunshine & Smiles who took part in the Yorkshire Ability Triathlon at Leeds Beckett University on 19th May. 

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Well done Noah, Otis and Che!

A huge well done to Noah and his two friends, Otis and Che, who took on one of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for Sunshine & Smiles!

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Child Friendly Leeds Art Project

Child friendly Leeds have been running an art project, asking young people “How can Leeds be more inclusive to those with hidden disabilities?”, so that children and young people are not feeling judged.

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George Webster Talk

At this special event, he will read excerpts from his books This is Me? And Why Not? And will talk about his life, his career and how we are all unique, all talented and special. 

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Research: Transition from Mainstream Primary to Special Secondary School

Sarah Magill is seeking to interview 8-12 parents/carers who have a child in Year 7 or 8 at a state special school but went to a mainstream primary school.

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Interplay Theatre Sensory Open Days

Fun, free arcade game-themed creative sessions at Interplay National Sensory Theatre

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Leeds SEND Services Update

Dan Barton, Deputy Director (Learning) at Leeds City Council, has sent a message regarding SENSAP leadership

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Refresh Carers - Summer Course

Refresh Carers are running a summer course:  Empowering unpaid parent carers for positive change.

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What's on this week

Individual Support over the holidays

Individual Support over the holidays

Next date: Mon, 27th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024

We are still here for you over the holidays

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Siblings Group

Siblings Group

Every other Wednesday, 18:30-20:00
Next date: Wed, 29th May 2024

The Sunshine & Smiles Siblings Group is a fun but safe space for siblings of those with Down syndrome.

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Individual Support Sessions

Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday
Next date: Mon, 3rd Jun 2024 - Fri, 7th Jun 2024

9:30am-2:30pm: Face to face, phone or video support available

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Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)

Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)

Every Monday, 10:30-12:00
Next date: Mon, 3rd Jun 2024

Join us with your little one for play and a cuppa, with some singing and signing too

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Makaton Signing for Babies and Families

Makaton Signing for Babies and Families

Next date: Mon, 3rd Jun 2024, 12:30-13:30

A six week course to learn some Makaton signing

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Early Development Group - Caterpillars

Early Development Group - Caterpillars

Next date: Tue, 4th Jun 2024, 10:00-11:30

Using tools & resources to encourage development

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Early Development Group - Tadpoles

Early Development Group - Tadpoles

Next date: Wed, 5th Jun 2024, 10:00-11:30

Using tools & resources to encourage development

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Cricket for young people aged 12-25 years

Cricket for young people aged 12-25 years

Next date: Wed, 5th Jun 2024, 18:30-19:30

Cricket will be back at Meanwood Cricket Club this week, weather depending.

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Online Karaoke Session for ages 10+

Online Karaoke Session for ages 10+

Every other Thursday, 19:00-20:00
Next date: Thu, 6th Jun 2024

Join us online for singing fun with Kerry

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Sunflowers (Ages 2-8)

Sunflowers (Ages 2-8)

Next date: Sat, 8th Jun 2024, 11:15-12:15

Sunflowers for ages 2-8 on a Saturday morning, every 2 weeks. 

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Family swim at Bramley Baths

Family swim at Bramley Baths

Every other Saturday, 15:15-17:15
Next date: Sat, 8th Jun 2024

Our next family swim session

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Football for ages 4-16

Football for ages 4-16

Next date: Sun, 9th Jun 2024, 10:00-11:00

Join us for some football fun!

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Individual Support Sessions

Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday
Next date: Mon, 10th Jun 2024 - Fri, 14th Jun 2024

9:30am-2:30pm: Face to face, phone or video support available

Find out more
Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)

Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)

Every Monday, 10:30-12:00
Next date: Mon, 10th Jun 2024

Join us with your little one for play and a cuppa, with some singing and signing too

Find out more
Siblings Group

Siblings Group

Every other Wednesday, 18:30-20:00
Next date: Wed, 12th Jun 2024

The Sunshine & Smiles Siblings Group is a fun but safe space for siblings of those with Down syndrome.

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