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Create Project

Creative arts and sports project for children and young people with learning disabilities

The Create Project is a creative arts and sports project for children and young people with learning disabilities. We offer two weekly sessions during term time, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. The groups will take place in The Barn at Northorpe Hall, providing a relaxing and comforting environment for the sessions.

The aims of the project include –

  • To provide a safe environment where children and young people feel free to express themselves
  • To improve self-esteem and confidence
  • To develop new friendships
  • To have fun
  • To develop social and group work skills
  • To learn new practical skills
  • To develop independency skills
  • To build resilience
  • To enable children and young people to develop supportive relationships with trusted adults
  • For workers to identify any additional need and support families

Each year we have 2 annual events which allow us to celebrate the project with the Children and their families, for everyone to get to know each other and to have fun. The events allow us to gather feedback based on children’s and parents experience of the project.

As part of the Create sessions we have delivered numerous activities and projects including; Safety, team building activities, bullying projects, self-esteem and confidence projects, creative arts and projects around emotional and physical health. We have also worked alongside numerous organisations over this last year such as; Batley Bulldogs, Dough, Spilt Milk, Noodles Performance and St Johns Ambulance.

Session dates

The sessions will be held on a Wednesday evening during term time at Northorpe Hall from September 2013. Two groups will be held each week for different age groups as follows:

5.00pm-6.30pm (8-12 year olds)

7.00pm-8.30pm (13-17 year olds)

How to make a referral

If you know of any children and/or young people with learning difficulties that you think would benefit from the project please download a Referral Form from the right of this page and return this to us at Northorpe Hall. We have up to 16 places for each age group.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide transport so children and young people will need to make their own way to and from the groups.