Benefits of short breaks for pupils with special educational needs

Benefits of short breaks for pupils with special educational needs


Hello! My name’s Susie and I’m 16. And my name is Josh Burns and I’m 14 years
old. What it is, is that you get to go out places.
Erm, like, erm, Falmouth, Truro, I go, we go with some friends. And I go with my helper
Jenny as well. It’s a very, very good group, I think and,
you know, it stops us from just, you know, staying at home and feeling bored and doing
nothing really, you know, stuck indoors ’cause, like, you know, my mum doesn’t really go
out too often, and, you know, reasons. You know, and I like to go out. It’s a what day?! It’s a GOT day! A what day?! A GOT day! Get out where?! Get out there! Where?! Everywhere! Get Out There has really make my life better
and, kind of, less empty, if you know what I mean? ’cause I’m not just stuck indoors all day and,
I’ve got a brother as well, called Sam, who’s autistic, he’s got a few problems
– he’s blind, autistic, diabetic, all that sort of thing – and, you know even he’s
changing and everyone’s changing for the better and everyone’s benefiting from it, I believe, and I am really glad that the
group was set up. I’m really enjoying it. [Adult group member reads from Harry Potter] The three things I mostly enjoy is 1. the
outings, 2. the fact that I can make friends, and, you know, like, just hang out, and, you
know, have fun through the freedom. You know, obviously, within reason, but, you know, you
can do almost whatever you like, you know there’s no rules, no regulations, not really, you
know, it’s just, just a fun day. You know, and it’s just really nice, ’cause I’m the
sort of person that does not like rules and regulations, I really don’t, you know, if
they haven’t got a reason behind it, a rational reason, then I don’t like it and, you know,
Get Out There just isn’t like that. It’s a fun group where we can go out, have fun,
you know, hang out with our mates and generally have a good time. I enjoy seeing all my mates because I’ve
missed them. And quite a lot of the time when I’m
here I talk about my mates. And before the group was set up
I was only seeing my mates in school and in the taxi. I think not
being with mum and dad all the time has made me, made me chat to my friends a bit more. I’ll be completely honest here. When I’m
at home I’m usually stomping around the house saying I’m bored, I’m bored, I’m
bored and I think, well, I wish there, I wish there was a Get Out There today. I’m bored,
don’t know what to do, so I just end up sleeping.

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