School Holiday Program continues in 2016

1/02/2016
The School Holiday Program is set to continue throughout 2016. The program is both educational and fun, and designed to address the ‘working memory’ issues of children undergoing cancer treatment.
 
This innovative program is conducted with the full support of PMH School Services. The programs are also supported by WA’s leading science education centre, Scitech.
 
The program, delivered as theme-based workshops, runs for 5 full days during each of the short breaks and for 3 weeks of the summer break in January. 
 
Benefits for participants include the chance to be in a social setting where they can focus on an activity that is completely separate from any treatment that they may be receiving. Participants are able to stay for up to 2 hours at a time, but the program also caters for short visits in between other appointments or treatment.
 
The workshops also provide opportunities for siblings to be included and provide some much needed respite for parents and carers.
 
Feedback from the children and their parents has been overwhelmingly positive. Parents in particular, have expressed the need for such programs to be on-going, as it made their child’s experience of being in hospital and having treatment a much more positive one.
 
For more information please contact us.

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