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Wednesday 29 May

Next Level – Bereaved Siblings Day

  • 9:45 am - 3:30 pm
  • Shooting Star House

A therapeutic day for bereaved siblings of children known to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

It’s that time of year again where we would like to borrow the bereaved siblings (5+, including teens!) for the day at Shooting Star House! Please drop off between 9.30am and 10am so we can start the day promptly. Pick up is at 3.30pm.

Our siblings’ days help children find comfort in being with other bereaved siblings and a chance to make some new friends or meet up with ones they have met before. This half term’s theme is self-expression in the real world and virtual worlds.
Amongst several therapeutic activities, we will use fun gaming and music technology to TECH-spress ourselves as well as coming back to the “real” world for some reality pool games in the hydrotherapy pool! Our music therapist will teach us how to make our own music using GarageBand and we will be visited by “Gamerheads” the traveling game company to play the latest games and explore some new technology. Please note all games will be age appropriate and supervised at all times. Our day will start by exploring some ways in which we can stay safe when exploring the virtual world.
Activities are supported by our team of therapists to ensure we give siblings the emotional support they need. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the therapeutic activities throughout the day.
Kit list:
  • swimmers and a towel
  • waterproof coat
  • water bottle
  • packed lunch/last night’s dinner in a Tupperware (NO NUTS or KIWI PLEASE)
  • any medicines in a named bag and handed to staff on arrival

We try to encourage children to be independent and say goodbye in reception. Please let us know if you think your child might struggle and we can make sure a friendly face is there to greet them.

Event details
  • Shooting Star House,
    Shooting Star House, The Avenue,
    TW12 3RA,
    United Kingdom