The new rebound facility at Serennu Children’s Centre in Rogerstone was officially opened on 6 July by Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan MS. The new trampoline and bouldering facility enhance options at the Centre, which provides care, treatment, and activities to support children and young people with disabilities and/or developmental difficulties.
Following opening addresses by ABUHB Chair Ann Lloyd and Sparkle Founder and Trustee Dr Sabine Maguire, the Deputy Minister shared how much she values the work of the Sparkle and ABUHB teams to enhance the lives of children with complex needs who access the Centre. These thoughts were echoed by the Members of the Senedd, Westminster MPs, and local government officials who attended the opening.
Rebound therapy uses bounce, momentum, and rhythm from the trampoline to facilitate active movement in a hands-off approach using the installed trampoline. The bouldering wall, interactive lighting and floor graphics complete the facilities, with hoists ensuring that activities are accessible to every child who accesses Serennu Children’s Centre.
This innovative project was jointly funded by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) and Sparkle, the Gwent charity which supports children with disabilities and developmental difficulties and their families.
Sparkle Founder and Trustee Dr Sabine Maguire says, “We were very excited to share our new rebound and bouldering facility with an interactive music experience for children with disability and developmental difficulties with the deputy minister Julie Morgan. This fantastic facility was jointly funded by Sparkle and the Welsh Government through the ICF. This has given tremendous opportunities to our children and young people to improve their balance, coordination and skills”.