Thank you so much to
Dave Burwood-beames, saviour of unwanted bikes and kind donor to ASCape.
“The first donation to ASCape has been made today of £70 – thanks to those who donated their unwanted bikes and those who bought them. Please help me keep on doing this by not taking your unloved bike to the tip I will pick up and recycle that bicycle”.
We all know how difficult it can be to get our children into a new surroundings however fantastic. So for those parents/children who’s first time it is visiting Hooke or just if your child needs to re-visit the idea before they attend, we have a social story.
Please feel free to download and use as you need.
Saturday 23rd October – A Halloween activities afternoon at The Shire Corscombe for the 7-11’s. Pumpkin trail followed by Halloween Arts & Crafts.
This activity is subsidised by ASCape. Cost to parents is £6.50 per child payable on the day.
Limited to 10 children so sign up fast on our Facebook page.
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Tuesday 26th October 13.00pm – 14.00pm – the 7-11’s are welcome to join in at Rockburn.
Wednesday 27th October 19.00pm – 20.30pm – the teens are welcome to join in at Rockburn.
The cost is £6, shoes supplied. Snacks and drinks are on sale in the chill out area. Parents of younger children to stay.
If you have already booked for the Shire we will give priority to others first. There are 12 places per session.
9th October – Wizarding fun with Harry Potter
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6th November – Whiz pop bang with rockets fun
4th December – Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
ASCape went tribal at Hooke Court. We practiced our archery skills, foraged in the hedgerows, prepared fresh fish and cooked on open fires.
Groups for May 8th at Hooke Court are as follows, please let me know if you require any changes
Group 1 Teens
Bryn, Oliver, Aron, Josh, Max, Peter
Group 2 Teens
Anwen, Felix, Kayleigh, Chloe, Vicki, Sophie, Jaz,Keira
Group A, 7-11’s
Cara & Lily
Lisa & Amelie
Sarah Elizabeth, Libby & Grace
Morag & Stanley
Sophie, Connor & Jacob
Group B 7-11’s
Carol, Thomas & Jack
Claudia & Jamie
Gemma & Leo
Raquel & Alfie
Jennie, Quinn & Riley
Group C, 7-11’s
Emi, Matt, Austyn & Archie
Robyn & Dom
Bethan & Owen
Leah & Mylo
Dave & Jamie
ASCape offers on an individual basis equine therapy via Eqanimity in Lyme Regis.
The work is very much tailored to your needs, e.g. to help with confidence, anxiety or fear issues, self-development, autism or learning difficulties and is available to 11+ years.
Each individual case must be presented to the committee. ASCape will fund 4 sessions. If it is appropriate ASCape will fund half the cost of an additional 4 sessions thereafter.
Further details of Equanimity can be found at
This week’s Bridport News includes an article by one of our parents showing a snapshot experience of what it is really like to be an ASD parent.
Another successful visit to Hooke Court this April. The teens had a go at archery and making bows. I am happy to announce all fingers and toes are accounted for
The younger children tried their hand at making Easter baskets, had an Easter egg hunt and put the low ropes course through it paces.
Next trip is May 8th. Teens will be able to try kayaking and rope making whilst the younger children make boats to sail on the moat.
Groups for the day will be as follows:
The teens will be in 2 groups
Teen Group 1 – Bryn, Robin, Peter, Tess, Maddie, River
Teen Group – Anwen, Felix, Tiana, Kayleigh, Chloe, Max
Volunteers – Karen, Rob & Pennie
Clare & Xander, Cara & Lily, Lisa & Amelie, Sarah & Libby, Emma & Oliver, Morag & Stanley.
Gemma Kay & Leo, Carol & Thomas/Jack, Claudia & Jamie, Katie & Reuben, Raquel & Alfie.
Emi, Matt & Austyn/Archie, Robyn & Dom, Bethan & Owen, Leah & Mylo, Jennie & Quinn, Dave & James
Volunteer: Sarah Gittoe