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Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun
The Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun begins on Thursday 22nd July providing over 65 free summer activities by Learning Destinations.
All activities are suitable for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) with adult support, with some planned specifically for children with SEND, led by trained and experienced staff.
Helen Oades, Senior project officer at the Children’s University said:
“This is the seventh year of the Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun and we are so excited! We’re Covid-safe and ready to deliver fun activities for Sheffield families right up to the 27th August. We’re hosting a really wide range of fun sessions from sports and arts activities to creative and outdoor workshops. We hope as many people as possible take part and enjoy what’s on offer.’
The initiative from Sheffield Children’s University encourages young people to get involved in a wide range of learning activities outside of school hours, collecting credits along the way which lead to certificates and awards.
Cllr Jayne Dunn, Executive Member for Education, Children and Families said,
‘This is a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages to enjoy different summer activities. I’m grateful to our Sheffield Children’s University team and partners’ ongoing commitment to provide our city’s families with a range of free experiences. Many families will be staying at home for summer this year so we hope this helps lift spirits, providing much needed enjoyment for free in Sheffield.’
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