227 children from Skipton and Craven took part in 79 different activities during SELFA’s 2018 summer programme. Activities included sports, cookery, sing and sign and visits to the fire station and trips to the beach.
One mum said that for her son:
“accessing all these awesome activities has helped him develop his social skills as well as give him more self-confidence.”
And Ofsted seemed to agree as they carried out an inspection of SELFA’s summer programme in August. Overall rated as ‘Good’ the inspectors said:
“staff plan a broad range of fun and interesting activities”
and that SELFA:
“promote positive outcomes for vulnerable children and those who have complex needs.”
On the final day of the summer programme SELFA threw a huge summer surprise in the former Ings primary school site on Broughton Road. 92 children of all different ages and abilities enjoyed the games and inflatables.
One young person, said:
“I would like it if it went on forever.”
The SELFA summer programme is for children and young people who have been referred to the charity and is free for all children and their parents and carers. Money from Children in Need, the Sobell Foundation, Tesco Charitable Trust, St. James’s Place Foundation and the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation covers the majority of the costs.
Chief Officer Emma Pears said:
“We are delighted with the success of our summer programme and with the endorsement of Ofsted. A big thank you to all the children, parents, staff, volunteers and funders who made it possible.”