Parkview Special School’s Summer Scheme took part over the past two weeks and Lisburn City Council was delighted to support the attendance of local residents at the scheme.
Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure Services Committee , attended the Fun Day along with SEELB Commissioner Lawson McDonald.
The Council is very supportive of this summer scheme that caters for young people aged between 4 and 19 years of age.
Alderman Paul Porter, speaking about the Summer Scheme, said: “I am delighted that once again the Council has provided funding to this annual summer scheme, which brings smiles to the faces of the participants, teachers and classroom assistants.
“The routine of this scheme is familiar to the children and this is of paramount importance to them and their families.
“Parkview’s summer scheme is well-organised and provides the young people with a fun, structured programme of activities during which they can socialise with their peers.
“I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Fun Day and speaking with the participants as they enjoyed the outdoor activities of the playground, face painting, bouncy castles and balloon modelling.
“The PSNI car caused much excitement as the children got to sound the siren and switch on the blue lights.”
Lisburn City Council is very proud to be associated with such a summer scheme as it allows young people with special needs to acquire self-esteem as they receive recognition from peers and staff.