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Greenwich Parent Voice

Sailing for kids with SEND/SEMH

The Ahoy sailing centre in Deptford is launching three exciting new subsidised programmes for children and young people with SEND. Here's what they say: "We are able to offer these at £10 per head/per session as our charity has secured grant funding towards the costs. We would be delighted to work with your young people and give them the opportunity of benefiting from these fun and engaging programmes, so please do let me know if you are interested."

AHOY Centre, Borthwick Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3JY
Tel:  020 8691 7502
Mob : 07961 066527
Email: clair@ahoy.org.uk
Web : www.ahoy.org.uk 

-        Ability:  Great opportunities to develop teamwork, communication and problem solving via learning to row and/or sail plus support with emotional and social issues with our Mentoring Team. Delivered over a minimum of six sessions this programme is suitable for ages 10 to 18 including those with disabilities, both physical and SEN and those struggling at school. Click on the image below for more info:

-        Time2Talk: A similar programme to “Ability” which is open to ages 8 to 18 with a stronger focus on the benefits of mentoring – both group and 1-2-1 sessions. Ideal for pupils facing challenges i.e. mental health issues, those at risk, excluded pupils and learners, home-life issues, not achieving at school. Delivered over a minimum of six sessions this programme also includes learning to row and/or sail. Click on the image below for more info:

-        Sail to Prevail: This programme is aimed at SEN and disabled participants aged 16+ and is excellent for combatting social isolation and developing coping mechanisms for a better, more balanced independent life and future. The water activities and volunteering sessions encourage improvement in communication, self-confidence and team work plus the experience of seeing the historic sights of London from the River Thames and all the benefits associated with being by the River. Click on the image below for more info: