On Tuesday 27th April SCILL held a guided walk for parents/carers through Scolty woods near Banchory. It was a chance for parents to meet up and have a couple of hours to themselves in beautiful surroundings. We all found it very relaxing and enjoyable to be immersed in nature and take some exercise. It was also an opportunity to let off steam and talk to others.
We are considering organising a regular walk, perhaps once a month, so if you would be interested, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will post up any dates as they are confirmed.
After one of the most difficult years in living memory we would like to wish you all the best for 2021 and hope that it will bring hope and better times ahead.
2020 has been a difficult year for SCILL and we have had to put all our children’s activities on hold due to the COVID pandemic. We have also been unable to hold any face-to-face events to support parents. We start the New Year in lockdown again but we hope to plan for better times once this lockdown eases. We are still available via email or by telephone if you need any help or advice.
Please refer to events calendar for details of upcoming events and children’s activities.
SCILL Support Sesssions in November and December feature talks on Speech and Language, Mental Health and Sensory Issues.
Parents, carers and professionals are all welcome to attend the talks and/or share a cuppa and a chat. Our meetings are family friendly. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Click here for more details Oct to Dec 18 Events Poster
9.30am – 11.30am on 1 October in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.
At 9.30am we welcome Gillian Archibald, Advanced Dietician, to talk about strategies for coping with fussy eaters and reducing the stress of eating.
If you have any particular areas that you would like Gillian to cover, please email email@example.com by 25 September.
Gillian’s talk will be followed by our monthly support session for anyone who would like to share their experience of caring for children with additional support needs.
SCILL library will be available to browse and borrow. Refreshments will be provided.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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***** If you have booked a place, please see email for further information. Thank you. *****
With Lorna Alexander and Elspeth Somerville
Targeting parents, primary teachers, secondary maths teachers and SFL staff, these talks will explore the potential obstacles to progression in maths with an overview of the difficulties faced; investigate what hinders progression; discuss thinking/learning styles and propose multi sensory strategies for both classroom and home support as well as discussing the value of error analysis in order to put in place strategies to overcome observed errors.
While this is aimed at supporting young people with Specific Learning Difficulties, there will be a range of strategies appropriate to those with no identified difficulty but who are experiencing issues with progression in maths.
East Church, Banchory
3 March at 9.30am – 12.30pm
24 March at 9.30am – 12.30pm
21 April at 9.30am – 12.30pm
Date of fourth workshop to be confirmed shortly.
The four-workshop course costs £20. Places on the course are limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs at 7pm – 9pm on Thursday 15th February 2018 at The Boat Inn, Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL.
At 7pm we welcome Monica Alvell and Gail Duncan of Grampian Mental Health Associates to give a talk for parents and professionals on study stress and how to manage.
SCILL library available and refreshments provided.
Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs. Drop in anytime between 9.30am – 11.30am in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT on Monday 5th February 2018.
We welcome Fraser Mitchell of the Work Placement Unit at 10.30am to give an informal talk.
SCILL library available and refreshments provided.
‘Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing because you have stopped for a while and watched, listened, understood. ’ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Over the 4 sessions of this course we will explore a range of different mindfulness practises and some theoretical background. There will also be time to share our own experiences during the practises. To build on the learning and help to include mindfulness into everyday life, there will be some tasks to do between the sessions. This course is suitable for people new to mindfulness and for people with previous experience. The sessions will be led by Katja Neumann, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher.
All sessions will be held in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Learning Centre, except 5 Feb which will be in Activity Room 2.
22 January at 9.30am-11.00am
29 January at 9.30am-11.00am
5 February at 10.30am-12.00pm
19 February at 9.30am-11.00am
Cost £ 20
Places on the course are limited, so please email email@example.com to book.
There will also be a free informal Mindfulness Talk on 8 January at 9.30am – 11.30am as part of the Banchory Support Session.