Sibs is a charity which supports people who have a disabled brother or sister.
Blossom House has been running a Siblings Group for over 6 years. The aim of this group is for siblings of pupils to have fun together and share their experiences of having a brother or sister with a disability, SEN, or a serious long-term condition. Children are invited to participate in games, crafts, and activities that give them space to meet other children with similar experiences.
Sibs group is open to children aged 5-13 years and each session costs £10. For some activities, children may be split into smaller groups of similar ages to support their experience. All children with a sibling with SEN is welcome, even if they do not attend Blossom House School.
Spring term dates:
Sunday 21st October 2018 1:00-3:30
Sunday 25th November 2018 1:00-3:30
We are also hoping to run a group for 14-17yrs once a term, depending on interest; therefore please do let us know if you feel your son or daughter would benefit from attending.
For all Sibs enquiries, or to book a place, please contact Fiona MacNaughton-Jones or Viviana Patterson, the Sibs Co-ordinators:
Example of a Session Timetable:
Warm Up Game
It is likely that everyone will arrive at different times and some siblings will be late. Everyone is likely to be nervous thus plan a name game activity that can easily be joined when people arrive.
Games to introduce ourselves so that everyone feels comfortable with each other.
Sit everyone in a circle. Talk about housekeeping and the purpose of the group.
In a circle, draw up the ground rules for the session. Create and sign a contract together.
Break and Snack
Free time for siblings to chat to each other
Art and Craft Activity
Activity to help siblings consider their feelings about having a sibling with a disability or SEN in a creative way.
An opportunity for siblings to talk about their experiences (good or bad) and share this with others who may have similar experiences.
Space for the siblings to play and have fun together.
Reminder of details and theme of the next session; feelings