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Thoughts from our Associate Director of Families & Community

With applications currently open for our Project Manager (Families & Community) job, we thought we’d ask our Associate Director Sue Pyecroft to share some thoughts about working on family projects.
Read below as Sue talks about our Backyard project which is currently booking for our Spring Sessions.

As I walk to the Backyard site this morning, with the sun shining and birds singing, my spirits lift in anticipation of spring. 

At the wildlife plot on Rowley Fields allotment site, the pond is full to bursting, the trees in bud and the materials to mend the roof of the cabin are stacked expectantly. 

This is the Backyard: an oasis of calm and creativity, where autistic children and their families take part in sessions every spring, summer and autumn. 

Since piloting the Backyard project during Covid, the number of families we work with has increased three fold, and we expect even more families to sign up this year! 

This is one of a number of creative,  interactive projects that we are setting up this year for neurodiverse and severely disabled children and young people. 

It is busy at HQ…. recruiting and contracting artists, finding and booking accessible venues, connecting with families and other organisations in the field. We want to make sure that our families get the best of creative and dynamic experiences with Bamboozle. 

It is rewarding to feel that the work we do now will mean that our families will have the opportunity to meet with other families,  make magical memories with their children, and be able to relax in a safe space where everybody feels accepted and respected.  

I can’t wait to see the smiles and hear the laughter in amongst the trees this Easter as another year unfolds. Will you join me? 

If you’d be interested in working with Bamboozle as our new Families & Community Project Manager, you can find out more and download our recruitment pack here.

Photos by Darren Staples.

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