Higgins Bedford joins the Summer of SEND with a month of free and fun online workshops

As part of the Summer of SEND, Spectrum Community Arts will be hosting an online arts festival (image credit: Spectrum Community Arts)

Free and fun online activities from The Higgins Bedford are taking place during the school holidays as part of the Summer of SEND.

Children and young people with disabilities and/or special educational needs will be able to take part in the activities and workshops from 26 July until 23 August.

The pre-recorded video workshops will be full of movement, music and games, all themed around transport.

Workshops include going on a sensory adventure to discover hidden treasure, getting crafty to make hot air balloons, dancing like aeroplanes and bikes, and much more.

And as a grand finale to round off the summer holidays, Bedford Borough Council is working with Spectrum Community Arts to hold a Zoom celebration that will be a fun, accessible adventure for all to enjoy.

There will be dance, drama, music and games, with plenty of transport-themed fun. Places for this free virtual performing arts workshop are limited and can be booked here.

(image: Spectrum Community Arts)

These workshops are part of Bedford Borough Council’s Summer of SEND, a celebration of all things Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) across Bedford, with over 40 events run by local community groups.

Councillor Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “The Summer of SEND is a fantastic initiative that we’re incredibly excited to be involved in at The Higgins Bedford.

“If you’re a parent carer of a young person with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability, then take a look at some of the great pre-recorded activities that we’ll have available from 26 July. Our workshops have been pre-recorded so that they can be watched at a time that suits you.”

All video workshops will be uploaded to The Higgins Bedford website at thehigginsbedford.org.uk each week of the summer holidays for children and young people to watch at their leisure.

To find out more, visit localoffer.bedford.gov.uk/summerofsend

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