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SEN.SE SATIONAL is an Enterprise project giving local students an invaluable insight into working life, the retail sector and providing all with real work experience.

The pop-up shop is run by young people and all the stock has been created by pupils from special schools across the county – whether it’s festive gifts, decorations, ornaments, jams or beautiful works of art. The project – a culmination of long-term work with special schools to provide young people with employment experience – is being led by Special Educational Needs. Somerset Expertise (, with the support of charity Young Somerset. is a partnership between all special schools and specialist provision within the county.

SEN pop-up shop

"We want to show how talented our students are."Children from special schools are running a pop-up shop selling things they've made.

Posted by BBC Radio Somerset on Friday, 5 July 2019


Include Autism

Ambitious About Autism and their Youth Patrons have recently developed the “Include Autism” Toolkit. This practical guide contains information, advice and resources to increase understanding of autism and encourage simple changes that will make youth groups more autism-friendly places. 

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