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Noah's Ark Playscheme in Meryfield Primary School in Theobald Street in Borehamwood winds down after busy summer
Little faces lit up with smiles as disabled children played with their favourite toys.
Youngsters from Borehamwood have again spent the summer being entertained by Noah’s Ark Playscheme.
The charity, which operates during the summer and Easter holidays at Meryfield Primary School in Theobald Street, runs activities for disabled children and their siblings, to give their parents a much needed break.
Playscheme co-ordinator Rochelle Gould said: “The activities we do are designed to give physical activity and sensory stimulation as well as emotional help.
“They love it, they really enjoy being here."
Affiliated with learning disability charity Mencap and funded by Hertfordshire County Council, the non-profit organisation looks after 20 five to 16 year olds in a day.
Over the summer, Mrs Gould and a large team of staff have taken children on day trips to adventure play schemes, run dance classes, had cooking sessions and been visited by the police.
She added she wanted more people across the borough to know about the scheme and the support and peace of mind it can give to parents.
And she was anxious that the play scheme, which ends tomorrow and will restart during the Easter holidays, should not be confused with a similarly named charity.
She added: “Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is about to open a charity shop in Borehamwood.
“They’ve got a very similar logo and website and we don’t want people to get confused between us and them.
“They provide care and support for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
"We however are a holiday play scheme for children with disability, offering a respite service to families in Hertsmere.
"We have been operating in this area for almost 20 years.
“Nowhere else in the area offers what we offer.”
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