Details of our tailored after-school projects for referred primary-aged children is given below. Please contact SELFA if you would like your child/children to attend.
Ings School, Thursdays 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Age: 5-9 years
A 12 week community–focused programme offering an exciting and rewarding opportunity for you to learn, give back and, most importantly, have fun. Whether it’s a visit to the fire station, tidying up an allotment or learning to swim safely, you will complete the project knowing how to keep yourself safe and how to make the most out of the amazing community that we live in. We will need your help to plan the 12 different sessions so we’ll start by discussing the where’s, the what’s and the who’s that YOU are interested in. The programme will encourage children to develop their own voice, leadership skills and a sense of belonging, and provide social and emotional learning experiences.
Craven Swimming Pool, One Saturday per month, 8.50am – 10.30am. Age: 8-19 years
Parkrun is an organisation who set up free 5km timed runs around the world. It’s a great opportunity to run for your own enjoyment, a chance to socialise, increase fitness and be active with friends.
We are lucky enough to have a Parkrun right on our doorstep around the wonderful Aireville Park and are meeting monthly on a Saturday morning to give it a go. Parkrun isn’t a competition amongst others, only yourself. The course is 3 miles, a few laps of the Aireville park and entirely on tarmac. You can walk, jog or run at your own pace. All you need is a pair of trainers and comfortable clothing.
After the run we will head to the café for a post-run drink and chat at The Coffee Lounge in Craven Swimming Pool followed by a play in the park (please bring own money for this). It will be a lovely, leisurely Saturday morning activity which will also help to increase self-esteem and well-being. A physically active child is a healthy child!
Ings School, Tuesdays 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Age: Year 6
A weekly club to help prepare children for the move to secondary school. The group will consist of children with similar needs, focusing on developing leadership, organisation, communication and teamwork skills which will help equip them to deal with the challenges faced during the transition from primary education.
Ashfield Care Home, Carleton Road, Skipton. Wednesdays 4.00pm – 5.30pm. Age: 4-7 years
An inter-generational 12 week project where we will be visiting the residents at Ashfield Care Home, for a chance to take part in fun and imaginative activities together. From baking to movie nights, craft sessions to trips out, each session will be different but will finish with us having our tea together with the residents!
The aim is that friendships between the two generations will blossom and your child will learn to understand and appreciate the older people in our community. Benefits for both younger and older participants will include increased self-esteem and forging positive relationships.
Ings School, Tuesdays, 3.30pm – 5.00pm. Age: Reception
A club to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children to develop key social and independence skills through the use of free play. SELFA Starters is a child-led play group in which the children’s interests and needs will shape each session. This could include junk modelling, role play, circle games, construction activities and more.