Summer events to celebrate children with SEND in Newcastle

Competition also seeks name for special educational needs and disabilities Local Offer mascot.
Illustration of a yellow circle surrounded by graphics of children and adults playing. Centre shows graphic of the Tyne Bridge and Grey's Monument with a penguin, in scarf and flying goggles, flying above them. Text reads Newcastle SEND Celebration Events 1st June - 5th July 2024

These events will be happening across in City throughout June 2024. These events have been planned in partnership with schools, settings, community groups, Newcastle Parent/Carer Forum and Newcastle City Council.

The aim is to shine a well-deserved spotlight on our children and young people, their families, services, schools and settings and anyone else that makes a difference to the lived experiences of our children and young people with SEND and their families.

Look out for more details on the Newcastle SEND Local Offer Website and pass-it-on-parents soon. 


The flying penguin logo for our Local Offer was designed by young people with SEND. They felt that it represents children and young people’s ability to do aspirational things and, given the opportunity, reach beyond expectations. 

Name Newcastle’s flying penguin for a chance to win £100 in gift vouchers

We are running a competition for our children and young people to select the name for our flying penguin. 

If your child/young person would like to take part please:

The winner will:

  • be selected by Newcastle’s parent carer forum and our SEND Voice trainees.
  • receive a certificate and a £100 gift voucher of their choice.
  • be invited to take part in a film which will be shown as part of the finale of the celebration events in June