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In addition to these one off events we also run a regular BSL Choir and coffee mornings with crafts and activities for the children. If you have any questions about our events please contact us.

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Elmfield School

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Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

June 2017

Coffee morning/kids workshops

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

From next month we would like to hold monthly coffee mornings at Elmfield School from 10am-12 on the first Saturday of the month. Our first date for the calendar is sat 10th June at Elmfield School. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to catch up for the parents, and provide a space for workshops, for the younger children.

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September 2017

EGM and Eco Animal Encounters

September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

We will bring our necessary EGM to September’s coffee morning as previously mentioned and we have a Bugs and Reptiles coming, with a visit from Eco Animal Encounters to entertain the children! This would be a fully interactive experience where everyone has an opportunity to hold and stroke these animals -promised to be all very friendly! They include a snake, a lizard, giant African bullfrogs, a tortoise, a Chilean rose tarantula, scorpion and bugs. See their website for further details…

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October 2017

Coffee Morning – Information morning

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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This coffee morning will be an information morning. We have information and updates from MedEl and Cochlear, and details of other local services. The head of service at Sensory Support Services will also be joining us to talk about the service they provide and take any questions. They would also like to hear any feedback from families about the support they are receiving. If you have any questions in advance or if there is anything you would like to know…

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Halloween Party

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
£5
Halloween

Come along to our Halloween Party, a chance to dress up, play silly games, with lots of craft activities for the children. Suitable for all the family. An interpreter will be available.

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November 2017

AGM & talk by David Ellington

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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Free – £5 50 spots left

Come to our AGM which this month will be run as part of our regular monthly coffee morning. There will be a craft activities for the children whilst parents have the chance to participate in the meeting. An interpreter will be available. The AGM is an important meeting, where we will be: 1.Adopting a new constitution 2.Election of Trustees and officers 3.Scrutinizing the financial report 4.Reviewing activities of the past year and plans for the future 5.Discussion of issues members…

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Christmas Craft – tree decorations for Treefest

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

   Christmas Craft for St Mary Redcliffe Treefest & toy sale Refreshments & cakes will be available! We will be making Christmas decorations for our Christmas Tree at the St. Mary Redcliffe Treefest  - all children invited! Treefest is a Christmas tree display held at the St Mary Redcliffe every Christmas. Charities and organisations decorate a tree, in a style of their own choosing, which is fun and raises awareness of the work they do. We would like to arrange…

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December 2017

Coffee morning – Christmas Fair

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Christmas

Come along to our Christmas coffee morning, including a Christmas Fair.

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Parent Space

December 16, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

These are group sessions for parents to come together to talk about any issues they are facing parenting a deaf child. This is time for you! There are many challenges that come with parenting a deaf child as well as the rewards as they overcome them! Come and talk to other parents under the supervision of out trained counsellor, about your experiences to share with and support each other. From all the unknowns the diagnosis brings, to teenage identities, there is…

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Drama Workshop with David Ellington

December 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

Drama workshop for all children aged 6-10yrs with Bristol based actor David Ellington. To see more about Davids work please take a look at his blog here http://www.extraordinarybodies.org.uk/team/david-ellington/ David landed his first experience of acting in the Deaf Festival at Swan Theatre in 1997. Since then, his acting career has flourished. David’s roles have been diverse, including film, theatre and television drama, and BSL presenting. David is also a director of VS1 Productions. His recent award winning TV drama is Life…

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February 2018

Valentines Coffee Morning

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

We will have a Valentines theme to our coffee morning and will be celebrating pancakes day, so we have lots of themed craft, stories and activities -and pancakes will be served! Our choir will also be running from 10-11 for everyone to join in a sing and sign interpretation of 'Bridge over Troubled Water' so please come along and join in - children and adults all welcome! This will also be in preparation for our workshop with Music and the…

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March 2018

Parent Space

March 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free

“Hello.  My name is Shelley Frost.  I am from Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire and I’m really pleased to be able to bring an exciting new meeting space to your Family Centre called ‘Parent Space’.  I will be coordinating these groups each month but ideally the subjects will be decided by you and centred around what you would like to bring each month to discuss.  I would like to create this ‘space’ for you to offload. To let you know a little…

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Parent Space

March 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free

“Hello.  My name is Shelley Frost.  I am from Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire and I’m really pleased to be able to bring an exciting new meeting space to your Family Centre called ‘Parent Space’.  I will be coordinating these groups each month but ideally the subjects will be decided by you and centred around what you would like to bring each month to discuss.  I would like to create this ‘space’ for you to offload. To let you know a little…

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Mothers Days Coffee Morning with talk from Kasia Lee, Play Therapist

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

We have a fantastic Coffee Morning lined up this weekend, we will be both celebrating Mothers Day and we also have a speaker who is coming to let families understand more about childrens behaviours. Kasia Lee is a qualified Play Therapist with a huge range of experience. She is keen to meet with FCDC families this weekend to explain more about the services she can offer and discuss a future pilot course the Family Centre will run if families feel…

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BSL Beginners Taster Course (alternate Saturdays 10am- 11.30am)

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £30.00
BSL_Name

This is a course that is predominately for parents and relatives of deaf children, but depending on numbers there may be spaces for friends and older children (8+) who are interested. This will be run at Elmfield Primary School on the following dates: March 17th April 14th April 28th May 12th May 19th June 2nd   The morning session will run from: 10am - 11.30am There is also an afternoon session: 12pm - 1.30pm The cost of the four sessions…

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BSL Beginners Taster Course – (alternate Saturdays 12pm – 1.30pm)

March 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on April 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £30.00
BSL_Name

This is a course that is predominately for parents and relatives of deaf children, but depending on numbers there may be spaces for friends and older children (8+) who are interested. This will be run at Elmfield Primary School on the following dates: March 17th April 14th April 28th May 12th The afternoon session will run from: 12pm - 1.30pm There is also a morning session: 10am - 11.30am Please select the time you are interested in when booking. The…

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Easter Egg Hunt

March 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
£5 – £7

Please enter the names of people, and the ages of children

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April 2018

BSL Beginners Taster Course (alternate Saturdays 10am- 11.30am)

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £30.00
BSL_Name

This is a course that is predominately for parents and relatives of deaf children, but depending on numbers there may be spaces for friends and older children (8+) who are interested. This will be run at Elmfield Primary School on the following dates: March 17th April 14th April 28th May 12th May 19th June 2nd   The morning session will run from: 10am - 11.30am There is also an afternoon session: 12pm - 1.30pm The cost of the four sessions…

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BSL Beginners Taster Course – (alternate Saturdays 12pm – 1.30pm)

April 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on April 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £30.00
BSL_Name

This is a course that is predominately for parents and relatives of deaf children, but depending on numbers there may be spaces for friends and older children (8+) who are interested. This will be run at Elmfield Primary School on the following dates: March 17th April 14th April 28th May 12th The afternoon session will run from: 12pm - 1.30pm There is also a morning session: 10am - 11.30am Please select the time you are interested in when booking. The…

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Parent Space – Wednesday lunchtime

April 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 2, 2018

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free

There are many challenges that come with parenting a deaf child as well as all the rewards as they overcome them! Come and talk to other parents about your experiences on the way. From all the unknowns the diagnosis brings, to teenage identities, come and talk to others who are either finding the same challenges or who have experienced it all before you. With managing hearing aids and implants, communication and behaviour, there is always a lots to talk about!…

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BSL Beginners Taster Course (alternate Saturdays 10am- 11.30am)

April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £30.00
BSL_Name

This is a course that is predominately for parents and relatives of deaf children, but depending on numbers there may be spaces for friends and older children (8+) who are interested. This will be run at Elmfield Primary School on the following dates: March 17th April 14th April 28th May 12th May 19th June 2nd   The morning session will run from: 10am - 11.30am There is also an afternoon session: 12pm - 1.30pm The cost of the four sessions…

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BSL Beginners Taster Course – (alternate Saturdays 12pm – 1.30pm)

April 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on April 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £30.00
BSL_Name

This is a course that is predominately for parents and relatives of deaf children, but depending on numbers there may be spaces for friends and older children (8+) who are interested. This will be run at Elmfield Primary School on the following dates: March 17th April 14th April 28th May 12th The afternoon session will run from: 12pm - 1.30pm There is also a morning session: 10am - 11.30am Please select the time you are interested in when booking. The…

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May 2018

Parent Space – Wednesday lunchtime

May 2, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 2, 2018

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free

There are many challenges that come with parenting a deaf child as well as all the rewards as they overcome them! Come and talk to other parents about your experiences on the way. From all the unknowns the diagnosis brings, to teenage identities, come and talk to others who are either finding the same challenges or who have experienced it all before you. With managing hearing aids and implants, communication and behaviour, there is always a lots to talk about!…

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May Coffee Morning

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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We have a busy morning planned! Come along and join us for coffee and an opportunity to catch up with other parents from 10. Crafts and games will be available to the children. We have a talk from Joao Roe, head of Sensory Support Services for 11am on Social Emotional Development and Friendships This informal talk will focus on the importance of social interaction and attachment, from the very beginning to later years. We will reflect on how children's social…

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BSL Beginners Taster Course (alternate Saturdays 10am- 11.30am)

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £30.00
BSL_Name

This is a course that is predominately for parents and relatives of deaf children, but depending on numbers there may be spaces for friends and older children (8+) who are interested. This will be run at Elmfield Primary School on the following dates: March 17th April 14th April 28th May 12th May 19th June 2nd   The morning session will run from: 10am - 11.30am There is also an afternoon session: 12pm - 1.30pm The cost of the four sessions…

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BSL Beginners Taster Course – (alternate Saturdays 12pm – 1.30pm)

May 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £30.00
BSL_Name

This is a course that is predominately for parents and relatives of deaf children, but depending on numbers there may be spaces for friends and older children (8+) who are interested. This will be run at Elmfield Primary School on the following dates: March 17th April 14th April 28th May 12th The afternoon session will run from: 12pm - 1.30pm There is also a morning session: 10am - 11.30am Please select the time you are interested in when booking. The…

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June 2018

Music and the Deaf Workshop

June 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

Music and the Deaf Workshops for children (and parents) : signed song, singing with percussion instruments Information for parents £5 per child attending a workshop (includes lunch for all the family); £4 members of The Family Centre (Deaf Children) (FCDC membership available to all deaf families. If you would like to join please follow link here. ) Saturday 2nd June - 11am-3pm  (12 noon – 12.45pm: Lunch / social time) This workshop will cater for all levels of hearing loss. It…

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Parent Space

June 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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These are group sessions for parents to come together to talk about any issues they are facing parenting a deaf child. This is time for you! There are many challenges that come with parenting a deaf child as well as the rewards as they overcome them! Come and talk to other parents under the supervision of out trained counsellor, about your experiences to share with and support each other. From all the unknowns the diagnosis brings, to teenage identities, there is…

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July 2018

July Coffee Morning

July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free – £4
Tea and coffee

We will be discussing wellbeing and family life. We have our own counsellor Shelley Frost leading discussions on emotional wellbeing, how parents can be affected by their childs' deaf diagnosis and their ongoing care and in turn how children can grow up to be confident individuals with a positive self-image. We will look at the research FCDC have done and ask parents what further support they would like. The coffee morning as every month will also be an opportunity to…

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October 2018

October Coffee Morning

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free

  We have CAMHS joining us this Saturday for our Coffee Morning to talk about Mental Health in deaf children and what some of the concerns are that may affect our children. Come and join the discussion! Monica Cherryson will be leading the conversation. We have crafts and games available for the children - we will be playing our very own Chrystal Maze this weekend so we encourage all the children to come along and test their skills, meet some…

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Halloween Party

October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
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A time for some spooky fun and games with spooky drinks and snacks!! Fancy dress essential - face painting available on the day! Lots of games and activities, biscuits to decorate and lots of slime! All welcome, we have the excellent sports coach Ben Martin joining us for some fun signed and voiced activities indoors or out - depending on the weather!   Prizes for the best dressed child - and adult - will be presented to the best dressed.

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November 2018

Annual General Meeting

November 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free

FCDC Annual General Meeting to accept the audited accounts, appoint the trustees, review the past year's activities and plans for the coming year. There will be coffee and cake, activities for children and the opportunity to discuss with each other both formally and informally. All welcome, members only entitled to vote. Creche places must be booked

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January 2019

January 2019 Coffee Morning families social

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

Join us for our first Coffee Morning of 2019! Our coffee morning is a space where families can meet each other share stories and experiences and to meet with professionals for help and advice over coffee and a cake. Come along at 10 for coffee and crafts and excercise for those who want to explore outside and try out our two minute New Year challenge! From 11am we have Eco Animal Encounters joining us bringing a whole variety of bugs…

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February 2019

February Coffee Morning Family Social

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom
Free

This Saturday 9th February is FCDC Coffee Morning Family Social from 10am - 12 noon. We are however planning to go for a walk through Baddocks Wood (paved) from 9.30 if anyone would like to join us. For anyone who hasn't been before it is lovely, with the river Trym running through. Our theme for the morning considering it will be Valentines day next week is "Healthy hearts and healthy minds". We have a busy morning planned. From PHNX fitness studio…

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April 2019

Easter Egg Hunt

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

Tickets - for FCDC member children over 18 months attending the event

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May Coffee Morning Family Social

April 24 @ 5:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

Saturday 11th May 2019, 10 am - 12 nooon, Elmfield School. We have Hearing dogs coming for a visit at our coffee morning, along with crafts and games.  There will be a talk on EHCP's presented by Ellie for parents if they wish. EHCP's cause distress and worry for many parents and carers.  Perhaps there is something you would like to ask. Plenty of refreshments on offer.  We also have Shelley our counsellor coming to answer any queries you may…

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June 2019

June Coffee Morning

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

This Saturday 8th June 10 am - 12 noon. Come and join us on Saturday and have a go at circus juggling and circus themed crafts. Kasia, an experienced play therapist and Sally, an experienced speech therapist joining us for the morning. Shelley and Ellie will also be available for counselling or education/EHCP queries respectively. Books and bric-a-brac will also be available to purchase, along with refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there. Please let us know if you…

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July 2019

July Coffee Morning

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

Saturday 13th July 2019 is our coffee morning, 9 am to 12 noon. We will be continuing circus skills, along with sports, arts and crafts. School transitioning is the topic of discussion. Do you have concerns about your child's transition from one stage to the next? Have you been there before and can offer advice? As with all our coffee mornings we will have Shelley our counsellor, Sally who is a speech therapist and Ellie our education support worker.  …

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September 2019

September Coffee Morning

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

Join us on Saturday 14th September for our coffee morning where we will have a Back to School forum for parent discussion.  We will Exploring Nature crafts and practising signing 'This is me' for the charity concert on 5th October.  Why not bring your instruments and 'audition'. There will also be fun and games as well as tea, coffee, cake and chat.  We also have our lovely counsellor joining us.   

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October 2019

October Coffee Morning

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmfield School, Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom

Saturday 12th October 2019, 10 am - 12 noon is coffee morning time.  We have the lovely Ben Martin from Little Feet coming to run a session with the children.  Shelley Frost will be giving a group talk about Well being and looking after yourself (booking required).  Ellie Kelly will be on hand to discuss questions you may have regarding your child's education and if you have any questions about speech, Sally Irlam will be here to chat with you.…

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FOR ALL EVENTS

It is essential that all of our events and activities are enjoyable, welcoming and inclusive to all and we rely on all of our families who attend to ensure this is the case. For all our family events parents will be expected to be responsible for their children at all times to ensure we have a respectful, safe and inclusive environment. If there are any concerns or anyone does not feel this is the case please approach either staff or trustees who will always be available at all events.

FOR NEW FAMILIES

If it is your first time attending an event or you don’t know anyone else attending, please let the organisers know and they will link you with another parent as part of our buddy system.

FOR STAFF

If you are available to work at an event, please email Emma at emma@fcdc.org.uk, stating the event you are interested in.