Buddy Club

Funded by BBC Children in Need

Buddy Club finishes on Friday 6th July. Whippersnappers would like to thank BBC Children in Need for providing a 3-year grant for our Buddy Club sessions. Should Whippersnappers be successful with securing new funding for this project, we will post details on our website and social media.

Whippersnappers were funded by BBC Children in Need to provide a therapeutic setting for children aged 5 to 11 with additional needs. Buddy club gave children an opportunity to make new friends, interact with their peers and learn to express their emotions within a group setting. The group was open to children living in the borough of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham and referrals can be made by parents, carers and social workers. For more information check out SEND Local Offer.
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Specialist Setting
Group Drama Therapy

This session was run by Shereene Carnegie a professional drama therapist. Children explore their feelings and emotions through sensory stories, musical games and role play. We had fun with bubbles, parachutes, dressing up, musical instruments and objects of references.


Specialist Setting
Group Art  Therapy

This session was run by Sarah Goodall who has recently completed her MA in Art Therapy at Goldsmith University. The group therapy took place outside in the garden at College Lodge and inside our Yurt and garden cabin. Children were encouraged to explore a range of different art materials enabling them to self-lead and explore expressions of feelings and emotions. Activities included; messy play, painting, clay work, drawing.