Oportunities for children and Young People
Term time services for children
At SoLO we provide a number of meaningful activities and groups, after-school, evenings and weekends. Each of our Children’s Projects is specially designed to add value to the lives of individuals with learning disabilities in a fun and sociable way.
Teen Open Door
A weekly opportunity for teenagers school years 7 – 13 with profound and multiple learning disabilities to chill out after school with music, arts, games, dancing, and reflexology. Held on Tuesdays term time only.
A fortnightly opportunity for young people school years 8 onwards to participate in a range of musical activities including African drumming, Rock Band and singing workshops.
Saturday Super Friends
A fortnightly club on alternate Saturdays for children school years 4-8 with moderate difficulties. The session is based in central Solihull and offer activities such as cookery, arts and craft and outings.
After School Club
We currently run an After School Club at Forest Oak School in Smiths Wood for school years 4-8, which provides opportunities for children with additional needs to build their independence whilst having fun.
Access All Areas
A scheme to enable children and young people with disabilities to be able to attend mainstream leisure activities such as youth clubs, sports clubs, uniformed activities etc with the support of a SoLO support worker or volunteer. This scheme is for those in school years 1 to 13.
The Totally Arts group meet fortnightly, working with performing arts professional SPOT drama in order to develop their artistic talents and hold a termly performance. The group is for young peo0ple school year 7 onwards.
Traditional outdoor play for children in school years 1 to 8 with moderate learning difficulties at an adventure playground.
We hold a vibrant youth club for teenagers in school years 8-13 weekly – on Monday evening in North Solihull and Tuesday evening in South Solihull. The group cook together and participate in age appropriate social fun.
Fun Factory is a project for children with complex and high support needs between school years 1 and 6.
For young people with severe learning disabilities aged 17+ to spend time together on a Saturday afternoon with friends accessing recreational activities.
Get Active (13+)
A fortnightly opportunity in term time for young people school years 9 onwards to take part in sporting activities such as swimming, golf, bowling and much more.
“Children`s Holiday Play Schemes”
Holiday Activity Days
A mixed activity programme split into two age groups: 6-12 and 13-24 for children and young people with moderate to high learning disabilities. Each day provides exciting, fun activities, ranging from cookery and crafts, to sport sessions and trips out.
See here for the overall timetable of activities:
Specialist Holiday Schemes
A variety of tailored exciting activities for children and young people with severe/profound and multiple disabilities. Playscheme caters for children in school years Reception to Year 7 and Teen Scheme caters for young people in school years 8 to 11.