Events

Events

  1. Vivien Davies

    Events for parents this Spring term

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    GPV Walk in Royal Greenwich Park February 9th, March 15th Always at 10am-11am, Meeting Point: Greenwich Park, Blackheath Gate Walk with us around beautiful Royal Greenwich Park, find peace and companionship in this glorious natural space. The route is step-free and buggy accessible. We will end up at the Pavilion Cafe, where you may enjoy a hot drink on us! Knit Stitch and Make free creative drop-in 27th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th March 2017 Starting at 10am at the Scullery Cafe, 48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 7QJ Enjoy a friendly creative session with plenty of tea, coffee and cakes supplied. Bring your own project to...
  2. Vivien Davies

    GPV school visits this term

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    GPV visits schools across the borough every term to host coffee mornings specifically for parents of children with special needs. You don’t need to have a statement or plan for your child to join us. We usually bring a guest speaker on a topic that’s relevant for example ASD Outreach, the SaLT service or a charity such as Young Epilepsy. Our meetings are relaxed, informal, chatty and we always make sure there are hot drinks and cakes supplied! Some of the meetings below are open to all parents across Greenwich. 29 September: Alexander McLeod Primary School SE2 with guest from STEPS...
  3. Vivien Davies

    July 6: GPV Summer picnic at the Tudor Barn

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    The GPV Summer Picnic is this week! We will be spreading out the rugs on the lawns of the Tudor Barn in Eltham on Wednesday 6 July at 11am to 1pm. The weather forecast is for some patches of sun and no rain! This ancient building is only surviving Tudor Barn in London and dates back to the 16th century making it a true hidden gem in Royal Greenwich. Surrounded by thirteen acres of parkland and the flower gardens of Well Hall Pleasaunce, it’s the perfect place to find a moment of peace and relaxation with other parents and carers...
  4. Vivien Davies

    30 June: Join the GPV discussion on ‘Accepting Disability’

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    Join us at a special coffee morning and group discussion on the subject of ‘Accepting Disability’ at Bishop John Robinson primary school in Thamesmead this Thursday 30 June. Our guest is Joyce Brako-Amoafo, founder of Lewisham Parent Carer Forum. Joyce’s daughter was diagnosed with a disability at the age of two and a half. She is passionate about educating community leaders, parents and carers to dispel the myths and isolation of disabled children and their families. We will be talking with Joyce about how we can support each other through our shared experience. Also joining us: Specialist teacher from ASD...
  5. Vivien Davies

    Oct 17th: ‘Meet the Managers’ in Woolwich

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    Parents and carers from across Greenwich are welcome to join us as we talk informally to senior managers at the GPV ‘Meet the Managers’ coffee morning event on at the Monday 17th October at the Coffee Lounge in central Woolwich. You will be able to put your questions directly to key officers from Children’s Services including Tracy Russell, Assistant Director for Children’s Services; Joan Lightfoot, Head of Integrated Services for Disabled Children; Jodi Mathers,Team Leader for CWDT; Diane Osbourne, SEND Reforms Lead; Grace Taylor, Policy and Projects Officer and Stephen Gordon, Group Manager for Disabled Children. It’s free to come, no booking required...
  6. Vivien Davies

    May 20: Coffee Morning ‘Understanding ASD’

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    Come and join us this Friday at Millennium Primary school at 9.30am. Meet other parents and carers in this friendly, non-judgemental group. Hot drinks and chocolate biscuits provided! Our special guest will be ASD Outreach’s John Hogan who will be talking about ‘Understanding Autism’. This is useful not just for parents of children with a diagnosis but any parent who thinks that their child might be showing the signs of ASD. John will be myth-busing, answering your questions and talking about how to get to grips with this condition. If your child does not have ASD this group is still...
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    Mar 4: Knit Stitch and Make

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    You will get a warm welcome at our regular creative drop-in Knit Stitch and Make at 12.30pm in the Scullery Cafe, 48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 7QJ on March 4th. This session aims to introduce you to the calming and therapeutic benefits of craft, and no experience or creative skills are required. Bring your own project to work on or use some of our materials to have a go at something, you may surprise yourself! For those of you just wanting to chat with a free coffee or hot drink and cake, come and meet us here. Find our what’s on in...
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    Feb 24: Coffee meet for Thamesmead parents

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    GPV are holding a coffee morning for Thamesmead area parents of children with special needs at 10-11.30am in Bishop John Robinson School, Hoveton Rd, London SE28 8LW on Wednesday 24 February. Come and meet other parents of children with special needs, with or without a Statement or EHCP and with any type of additional learning need. Relax with a hot drink and a snack, and chat informally about what’s on your mind with other parents who understand. Greenwich Music Therapy Service will also be coming to tell us about how music therapy can help children with ASD and other special needs...
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    Knit, Stitch and Make free drop-in

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    Knit Stitch and Make free creative drop-in January 22nd, February 12th, March 4th in WESTCOMBE PARK 12.30pm in the Scullery Cafe, 48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 7QJ Drop in to our friendly creative session with plenty of tea, coffee and cakes supplied. Bring your own project to work on or use some of our materials to have a go at something crafty. Or just sit with a hot drink and watch!
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    GPV walks in Greenwich Park

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    GPV Walk in Royal Greenwich Park January 29th, February 26th, March 11th 10am-11am Meeting Point: Greenwich Park SE10, Blackheath Gate Walk with us around beautiful Royal Greenwich Park, Find peace and companionship in this glorious natural space. The route is step-free and buggy accessible. We will end up at the Pavilion Cafe, where you may enjoy a hot drink on us! On 29th January we will be joined by the Department for Education and Contact a Family.

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