We’ve had the best summer, with the best young people, on this year’s SEND summer play schemes. We’ve visited many local parks and attractions from Temple Newsam to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Graves Park in Sheffield and Greenhead Park in Huddersfield. Our days out always start with a picnic lunch and thankfully the weather has been kind to us (most of the time) to facilitate this. The favourite visit for most of the young people was the paddling pools and fountains at Clifton Park, Rotherham. We all ended up drenched, including staff, who the young people took great delight in thoroughly soaking! We got to enjoy the play area and ride the miniature train at Pugney’s and also the miners train at The National Coal Mining Museum, which took us to the giant sandpit. At Nostell Priory, we explored Joiner’s Wood and found a fallen tree that we all balanced and bounced on. We also made dens with the fallen branches and had a walk around the parkland. The Tolson Museum in Huddersfield was history based, quite the opposite to the Science and Media Museum in Bradford, where we learnt about sound waves and space travel. The young people have supported each other, with help from the dedicated staff, and also made some new friends. The days out have provided opportunities for the young people to increase their social skills and boost their confidence. A great time has been had by all!