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Events

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    July 18: A walk in the park with GPV!

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    Parents and carers: take some time to enjoy a relaxing walk on a summer day with friends! Meet us on Friday 18 July at 11am at Morrisons in Thamesmead for a Quick Sketch Art Walk around Birchmere Park and canals. This is haven of peace and natural beauty right on our doorstep in Greenwich. It will be guided by Ollie Golding, the Healthy Walks Co-ordinator for Charlton Athletic Trust. This is a walk with a fun twist, we provide sketch books and you can try your hand at sketching on the route, or take photos on your camera phone! We’ll...
  2. Vivien Davies

    July 14: Tell the council what short breaks your family needs

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    Don’t miss your chance to tell Royal Greenwich what you’d like from their ‘Short Break’ Offer. Children’s Services will be holding a public event for parents of children with special needs and disabilities to review the commissioning of ‘short breaks’ on 14 July: 10am-noon at The Forum in Greenwich, Trafalgar Rd, London SE10 9EQ ‘Short Breaks’ is an umbrella term to describe any enjoyable leisure activity or provision for your child with special needs, that also gives you some time off as a carer. This could be free or for a small fee. Examples range from overnight respite, to after-school clubs, to riding or...
  3. Vivien Davies

    Summer scheme: children with complex needs

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    Royal Borough of Greenwich Children’s Services have announced details of the new summer activity scheme for children with severe and complex disabilities only. It will take place across two weeks, the first being 28 July – 1 August and the second being from 4 – 8 August and will be based at Horn Park School, run and managed by Willowdene School. Children with medical/physical needs can only be accommodated in the first week  28 July – 1 August. Children may book a maximum of 5 days. Places are limited; to discuss eligibility for booking your child onto the scheme, and for more...
  4. Vivien Davies

    17 April: Children’s Society activity day

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    We had a great time today at the Children’s Society ‘try something new’ activity afternoon. Held at Woolwich Common Youth Hub, this was a special event to get children and young people in the holiday mood and give some new activities a go. Everyone had a good time; the cooking area was really popular and the young people got to make (and eat!) delicious pizza and exotic fruit kebabs. The dancing and music room had the most amazing movement-triggered light effects, and the dance leader got groups of young people into the rhythm of favourite tracks by banging drums and...
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    24 April: Children’s Society group session

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    The Children’s Society is holding its next participation group for disabled young people on 24 April at 6pm-8pm. This group meets once a month on Thursdays at The Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6HQ. This term the group are focusing on a theme of ‘activities’. They will also be planning for a consultation event later in the year. They are looking for young people aged 13 + This session will involve: · Learning about what the group is for and getting to know the workers and other young people · Fun and interaction with games · Giving your ideas...
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    28 March: Have a drink on us!

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    Come and meet the faces behind Greenwich Parent Voice, relax and have some fun with other parents in one of London’s most atmospheric waterside inns. Join us at the Cutty Sark pub next Friday 28 March from 7.30pm onwards, the first drink is on us! The pub is situated by the river at 4-6 Ballast Quay, London, Greenwich SE10 9PD. Ask at the downstairs bar for the GPV area. Hope to see you there…
  7. Vivien Davies

    27 March: Dyslexia Association presents an explanation of the new SEN legislation

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    If you’re finding it hard to understand quite what the SEN Reforms will mean for your child, come along to the Dyslexia Association’s information talk on Thursday evening 27 March at Chiselhurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Hurst Road, Sidcup DA15 9AG. Brian Lamb OBE will be be talking about the new legislation and how the changes will affect you. He is one of the country’s leading independent experts in SEN provision in schools and hosted the hugely successful Greenwich Parent Voice event last year. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. This event is free but donations are very...
  8. Vivien Davies

    18 March: Come to our next coffee morning at Invicta Primary school

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    You are very welcome to come to our next informal coffee meeting at The Children’s Centre, Invicta Primary School, Invicta Road, London SE3 7HE. It will start at 9.30am until 11am. Join us for a hot drink and biscuits, relax and chat to other parents and discover more about the fantastic ASD Outreach Service in Greenwich, with guest speaker Roz Weeks. Come to the school main reception to sign in and you will be directed to the nearby Children’s Centre. About ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Outreach Service This service supports both mainstream schools and families to make sure that they...
  9. Vivien Davies

    Everyone can ride a bike!

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    Your child can enjoy the thrill of cycling at a new all-ability session at Corelli College on Saturdays at 1.30pm, run by cycling club Limited Edition. The session is aimed at riders with every type of disability, and their families and carers. Cycles will be provided and the fleet currently comprises adult tricycles, child tricycles (2 with full thoracic support) and hand cycles. Cost is only £1 per rider with one carer admitted free. For more information call 07904 628814 Limited Edition would welcome donations of 2 wheel cycles to this range, to allow families to participate together. Everyone is...
  10. Vivien Davies

    9 December 2013: Christmas coffee meeting

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    Parents are welcome at our Christmas coffee meeting at 1.15pm on Monday 9th December in the Community Room at Meridian School, Old Woolwich Rd, London SE10 9NY. Join us and make your voice heard on any SEN issue that’s important to you and your child. Meet other parents of children with special needs, relax and chat with a hot drink and some delicious seasonal cakes. Joining us will be a member of STEPS who will talk about what they can do for your child. This is a unique service in Greenwich which your child can benefit from if they are...

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