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Public Libraries provide access to reading, learning, culture, information and IT, and help to bridge social and digital divides. They support well-being, encourage reading and learning, and help to foster identity, community and a sense of place for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
The Borough's library service is provided through five Libraries (Bedford, Putnoe, Kempston, Bromham and Wootton), the Mobile Library, the Library Link service for those who cannot visit the library themselves, Kempston Homework Centre, the Virtual Library, and a range of community outreach and library based activities, as well as the Schools Library Service and Bookstart Service.
The service fulfils its role by providing libraries where people can read and borrow books and other stock, use a library computer or wifi, discover information, get help from knowledgeable staff, and make use of the safe, welcoming, community space which libraries provide; as well as providing a service via the virtual library with online access to library services, information, e-resources and other content, including areas especially for children and young adults.
Libraries also provide a range of events and activities for children and young people including Rhymetimes, Family Fun and Holiday Story and Craft activities, and the Summer Reading Challenge.
We teach bagpipes and drums to anyone attending. We fund ourselves via being paid to do local events.
The Register is a record of children and young people living in Bedford Borough who have a disability or additional need, aged 0-25 years. If you are a parent or have parental responsibility for a child with a disability or additional need, you can add your/their details to the Register by completing our simple registration form.
Based in Kempston F4YP aim to inspire young people (YPS) to acheive their potential thorugh after school clubs and holiday courses. After school clubs, music, violin, swimming beginners, improvers, sports power, sports fitness, canoeing, rock climbing, leadership skills, holidays: 2 x 3 days, 2 x 5 days music, art drama, dance, design technology, science, healthy eating, books and games.
Individual Needs Protocol at Great Ouse Primary Academy (GOPA)
• Monitor and overview progress as well as assessing the ‘whole child.’
• Whole child is assessed under:
• Cognitive and learning – this description applies to children whose learning difficulties mean that they learn at a slower pace than their peers even with appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties covers a wide range of needs. They can be specific such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia or cover all areas learning.
• Social emotional and mental health difficulties – this will include disorders such as attention deficit disorder as well social and emotional difficulties which can manifest themselves in different ways.
• Communication and interaction– this will include children who have speech, language and communication needs and have difficulty in communicating with others. This also includes children for whom social interaction is difficult.
• Sensory and/or physical needs – this covers children who require special educational provision because they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making full use of the educational facilities generally provided within a school.
• These are further assessed under the ‘Waves of Learning.’
LITTLE SWEET PEAS is a new early-intervention special-needs play and support group. This is an open-door group where parents can bring along their disabled child and any siblings under five years old to play and share a lunch or breakfast together. Young people under eight whose health needs are so great they cannot access school are also able to attend.
Parents and carers also get the chance to share ideas and gain support and information from each other and from the support staff.
There are three Little Sweet Peas Groups across Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire and all parents living within the two areas are welcome to access them.
Sports Development aims to provide quality opportunities at all levels of sport, promoting sport as an activity that enables individuals to develop their own performances to their maximum potential, whilst highlighting the personal and social benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Sports development is concerned with increasing sporting opportunities for ALL members of the community.
For more information please visit our website via the link to Sports Development page.
Sport Zone is a weekly sports club run by Bedford Borough Council Sports Development Unit. It provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 8 – 18 years old who have disabilities or additional needs (and their siblings) to have fun, develop skills and try new sports in our multi-sport
Children are often introduced to activities that we run on other programmes including our Multi Activty Club (16 yrs +) and Summer Sport Courses.
The Higgins Bedford is a museum and art gallery run by Bedford Borough Council. It is open to all families to access, explore and be inspired by its outstanding collections. On self-led visits families can enjoy interactive areas in our galleries where they can handle replica objects and play with them.
The Education Service offers:
• Multi-sensory activity sessions for school groups with special educational needs and disabilities.
• Bookable monthly Saturday Archaeology Workshops.
• Holiday activities for families
For further information please phone 01234 718618 or look on our website page www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk/learning/children_and_young_people.aspx