Toolbox Tasters

Summer taster programme

for adults with additional needs

Toolbox Taster Programme

This summer we will be delivering a taster programme for adults with learning disabilities, offering participants the opportunity to experience our full programme of classes starting in September! This fun and low cost programme offers drama, movement, percussion and music making activity. At the end of the summer holidays we also invite you to join us for a community picnic!

The sessions will be led by our experienced practitioners Ellie Tillotson and Alysha Smith-Bednall.

Workshop Information

Sessions will take place at Oaken Grove Community Centre in Haxby. The building is fully accessible, with a large free car park to the front and a beautiful garden which can be used as a breakout space. The centre can be reached by public transport, with excellent bus links from York city centre and the surrounding areas. For more information about the centre, please visit their webpage here.

The address is – Oaken Grove Community Centre, Reid Park, Haxby, York, YO32 3QW

The workshop rooms have plenty of ventilation and offer hand sanitiser stations upon entry. Practitioners clean down all equipment before and after use, we are also operating with reduced numbers to ensure safe social distancing. Please get in touch if you would like to see our Covid-safe risk assessments.

Alysha Smith-Bednall

Music Classes

Join Alysha to try our Drummers and Music Makers programmes!

Both activity sessions are suitable for a variety of needs and abilities. No previous music experience necessary.

Drummers – Percussion and DrummingMusic Makers – Mixed Music Activity
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 10:30am – 11:45am
Cost: £2.00 pp
Date: Friday 20th August
Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Cost: £2.00 pp
Ellie Tillotson

Drama and Movement Classes

This summer Ellie will be hosting our drama and movement opportunities!

Get involved for lots of imaginative fun. Sessions are suitable for mixed needs and those with mobility issues.

Groovers – Movement and ExerciseExplorers – Drama and Storytelling
Date: Thursday 5th August
Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Cost: £2.00 pp
Date: Thursday 26th August
Time: 10:30am – 11:45am
Cost: £2.00 pp

Community Picnic

Join our end of summer celebration! Bring your family and friends along to this community picnic, where we will provide outdoor games, music and social opportunities. Please note that food will not be provided but please feel free to bring your own. Sharing of food and snacks is not encouraged. The event will strictly follow Government Guidelines, booking is required to ensure we are able to monitor attendance numbers.

The picnic will take place on the large playing field at Oaken Grove Community Centre. This can be accessed via the free car park.

Date: Thursday 2nd September

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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