Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Summer SENDsation 2017

Summer SENDsendsation bannerWe teamed up with the Information and Advice Support Service (IASS), Northamptonshire Sport, and the Northants Parents Forum Group (NPFG) to bring you a unique fun-day for families with children or young people that have special educational needs or a disability (SEND).

Hosted by Northampton College, Summer SENDsation 2017 was largely funded by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the NPFG, and the Co-operative Group.

Man in fancy dressLocal Offer team 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was sponsored by local organisations; Kier, SENDs4Dad, Sight and Sound Technology, Sports4Fitness CIC, Teamwork Trust and Northamptonshire branch of Unison.

Summer SENDsation was also supported by: The Healing Art of Chi, Inspiration FM, Northampton Cosplayers, Tesco Mereway and GB tennis player Dermot Bailey.

With around 80 organisations (aka 'fun-makers') in attendance, 19 volunteer facilitators, and over 730 visitors, Summer SENDsation 2017 really was a fantastic day.

We'd like to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who got involved, and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

 

This was the most comprehensive gathering of service providers, support services, sports and activity clubs this county has seen.

- Northamptonshire Parent Forum Group 

Feedback

100% of respondents said they enjoyed Summer SENDsation and would come back if we held another.

100% of respondents rated Summer SENDsation as either 'Helpful' or 'Very Helpful.'

98% of respondents said they considered Northampton College to be a suitable venue.

97% of respondents said they'd found something new at the event. 

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Active zones

Active zones 


Drama and workshops zone

Drama and workshops 


Entertainment zone

Entertainment zone 


Information zone

Information zone 


Outdoor zones

Outdoor zones 


Preparing for adulthood zone

Preparing for adulthood
 


Relaxation zone

Relaxation zone 

Prize draw

Congratulations to Jo, who entered our prize draw at Summer SENDsation, and won a brand-new Acer laptop, courtesy of Tesco Mereway! The presentation took place at One Angel Square, and we'd like to say a big thank you to everybody who took part.


Video

Courtesy of Ben from Halford Films.

 

    


Outside entertainent zone 


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