Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families have been enjoying an action-packed school holiday through Wolverhampton's Yo! Summer programme.
Thanks to funding from the City of Wolverhampton Council and the Department for Education Holiday and Food (HAF) programme, the Let Us Play charity has provided a huge range of activities over the holidays for five to 19-year-olds with SEND.
Assistant Charity Manager Claire McKen said: "Our summerplay scheme has been a great success, with nearly all sessions being fully booked very early on. There's been a great atmosphere and a team effort with every single individual committed to the work and ethos of the charity and the children we support."
Councillor Christopher Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, said: "It's brilliant that Yo! Wolves has been able to support Let Us Play this summer. The charity has pulled together such a wonderful programme of events and activities for children and young people with SEND and their families, which has formed a crucial part of the wider Yo! Summer offer.”
As well as events for SEND families, the six-week long Yo! Summer programme has provided hundreds of other activities for youngsters and their families, ranging from sports and holiday clubs to fun days and arts and crafts.
Councillor Burden said: "There are still a few days left of the school holidays, so please check out the website for more details of what’s taking place and where."
Volunteers with Let Us Play recently received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) for providing therapeutic and sports activities for children with SEND and Claire added: “Being awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is a real privilege and everybody involved with Let Us Play is totally delighted.”