Welcome

Welcome to Spectrum WASP, we are a local support group for Parents/Carers in Mansfield and surrounding areas supporting Children and Young people on the Autistic spectrum, including, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Complex special and additional needs.

For more information click on the menu bar above for details about the group & contacts, or read below for general information.

Registered Charity Number: 1146664

Updated 04/09/2019

 

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Summer With Spectrum WASP…

With the children returning back to School this week Spectrum WASP would like to share some of our personal highlights of the fun packed summer we’ve had with all our wonderful families/young people…

Beginning with our residential overnight stay on Thursday/Friday 8th/9th August @ The Mill Adventure Base in “The Pods”…

The stay brought in learning new life skills…Activities included team building…low ropes as well as water based activities…

The evening saw us all singing by the campfire before returning to our Pods for another fun packed morning to follow with zip wire…and a high rope challenge…

Tuesday 13th August was a day out with a difference @ Magna Science Museum enjoying family learning and fun…with lots of hands on activities…The Children/Young people were kept busy and interacted well with all the scientific experiments that was offer to do…

Thursday 15th August was a fun 2hr session @ The Mill Sailing and Kata Kanu in open water with qualified instructors…The Children/Young people always have so much fun on this activity and enjoy the outdoors as well as learning new skills…

Sunday 18th August was a rooooaaarsome family day out @ Yorkshire Wildlife Park with lots of wonderful animals to see…

Walking through some of the enclosure’s and seeing close up Wallaby’s was such a treat…The polar bears having a play together was amazing…as well as the tigers having a nap…The play parks was a lovely area to have our picnics…The day overall was fantastic…   

Thursday 20th August @ Sherwood Pines…A family fun day out with a bike maintenance session with Darren followed with a relaxing bike ride through the beautiful pines…After the ride we had a Picnic lunch and bush craft/shelter building in the woodland area…The children worked so well together shelter building and had a great day being outdoors…

Spectrum WASP would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all our wonderful Families Children/Young People that attended and supported our Summer Holiday Activity programme…We hope you all had as much “FUN” as we did…..

 

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A Glance At Our Summer Holidays Activities…Week One…

With the Summer Holidays already on Week 2 Spectrum WASP Young People/Families have been enjoying the range of activities from our Summer Agenda…

Week one began on Monday 29th July with LAZER TAG/KARTING @ The Shed Youth Club at Warsop…The children had great Fun learning how to manoeuvre the Karts as well as Lazer Tag that sees the Children working together in teams…

Wednesday 31st July we feel was a very important session of Learning/Lifeskills/Drowning Prevention/Water Rescue @ Rebecca Adlington Leisure Centre with a qualified instructor…The Children/Young People were taught how to keep themselves and others safe in and around water with basic knowledge of how to help somebody in difficulty without putting themselevs or others in danger…Which also included Beach safety/Flags and the emergency contact numbers…

Thursday 1st August we attended Sailing/KATA KANU @ The Mill Adventure Base in Open Water with instructors learning the basics of Sailing/Kata Kanu…The Children/Young People had such a great time working together and learning new skills…

We finished week One on Sunday 4th August with a Family Day Trip out to Skegness…The sun had his hat on for us and all our Families had such a lovely time enjoying the Beach followed by Fish and Chips

All of our activities during Summer can be found on our Calendar section of the website…If you require any information on booking onto any activity and coming along please contact Sue Or Jeni @ Spectrum WASP…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spectrum WASP 10 Year Celebration…

 

Spectrum WASP was thrilled to Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary on Sunday 28th July at our base…Pine House in Ransom Woods…Over the years we have supported over 350 Children within our local community which we now go into 4 County’s…This day was to say a BIG “Thank You” to everyone for their support over the years to get us to where we are today…

On the day we invited all our Families that attend Spectrum WASP as well as People/Organisations that have supported us over the years…

There was Lorraine from Butterfly EFFEX face painting and balloon modelling…Hem from Green Scene Family Forest Schools…Biant Singh holding an amazing drumming session that brought the house down…Green Frog disco with games and bouncy castle…and also The Woodfired Pizza Company whom served up delicious hot food on the day

We would also like to Thank a few of our special guests who came along on the day… John and his lovely Wife Diane who came along from Mansfield Freemasons…Trevor and his Family from The Mansfield Hospital Theatre Troupe…Students from the NCS Summer Programme who have supported activities and fund raising over the last 4 weeks…Charles and David from Ransom Hall…John from The Mansfield CHAD and Eric our wonderful photographer who is our oldest Spectrum WASP Volunteer…To name but a few who has given us great support and help over the last 10 years…

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who supported our day and came along with family and friend’s and made the day so special for us…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Night Teens Club….A great Year…

Spectrum WASP Friday Night Teens Club has been such a success since piloting the club with lots happening…June/July was a busy month for our Teens…

Friday 21st June saw our Teens at a glass art workshop at Pine house making bottle bugs with the tutor Sue…All the teens thoroughly enjoyed the workshop with lots of wonderful crafts made…

Friday 19th July with Hem from the Green Scene in the Forest/Woodland area at Ransom Woods…
The evening included Lifeskills/Learning for the great Outdoors’s…Bush Craft/Activities/Arts/Crafts as well as Cooking outdoors…Lunch was provided on the evening which was homemade tortilla pizzas followed by toasting marshmallows by the campfire…

This project has the support of Children In Need which gives us sustainability…If you require any further information regarding accessing the Teens club for 11-18 year olds please do not hesitate to get in touch…The club is term time only and will recommence in September…

 

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2019…Book Your Place Now…

It’s almost that time of the year…Summer Holidays 2019

The new Summer Holidays Agenda has been uploaded to the Calendar section of the website with lots happening…Including Lazer Tag/Karting…Water Safety/Drowning Prevention…Sailing/Kata Kanu…Bus Trip to Skegness…Rock/Hill Climbing…Freestyle Dance…Overnight stay @ The Pods…Magna Science Museum…Yorkshire Wildlife Park…Just to name a few activities/days out…

Booking is essential as places are limited on activities/days out…Please contact Sue or Jeni @ Spectrum WASP to save your place…Have a great Summer Holidays and we look forward to seeing you all…

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Spectrum WASP Summer Fashion Show…

Come along to our annual Summer Fund Raising Fashion Show @ The Blidworth Miners Welfare on Friday 26th July 2019  and Support Spectrum WASP…doors open at 6.30pm with the show starting at 7.00pm

Designer high street stores and top range ladies garments being sold at a fraction of the normal price….Styles to suit all ages ranging in sizes 8-22+

Door prize and raffle on the night with one lucky person winning a fantastic Prize… Refreshments available
Tickets are £3 each and can be purchased via Sue or Jeni at Spectrum WASP or are available to pay on the door

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Spectrum WASP May-June Agenda…

We hope everyone’s having a great May Half Term…

Just a quick note to let you know the new Agenda has been uploaded in the Calendar section of the website taking us from May until June

Any queries please feel free to contact us @ Spectrum WASP…

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