Options Barton held their annual sports day on Thursday 21st July. The sports day was themed around the Olympics, and the teams represented England, Scotland and Wales. Nineteen children took part on the day, including children from our Outreach services, who made a special visit for the occasion. The children were cheered on and supported by parents, grandparents and siblings.
At Options Kinsale we continue to provide new and innovative educational learning opportunities for the children & Young People we support, these include…
Learners enjoy cooking food for themselves to better equip them for life in the future. They are also increasing their literacy skills, reading cooking instructions and developing their numeracy, when weighing ingredients. Food cooked by our students so far includes: cakes, pancakes, scones, biscuits. Our next step will be to make use of the British Nutrition Foundation food competencies, focusing on healthy eating. This will complement our application for a Healthy Schools qualification.
National Dog Therapy
We have introduced a scheme of reading to dogs under the National Therapy with Dogs programme. This is a non-judgmental opportunity for our learners to read 1:1 with dogs, using reading resources at school. One of our guest dogs ‘High Fives’ the children at the end of the reading time.
Pupils are now embarking on a horse riding programme at the Disabled Riding School in Llanfynydd. Project CELT (Centre for Equine Learning and Therapy) provides opportunities for our learners to undertake equine learning through the LNF curriculum and/or equine therapy.