Shine Out on Saturday (SOS) is our performance and visual arts group for children aged 6 – 17. The group enjoys activities including circus skills, dance, puppetry, comedy, improvisation and mime. SOS is a vibrant, welcoming group and the children who attend have formed close friendships.
SOS staff Dave and Leonie, along with a team of amazing volunteers and visiting professionals, make sure that everybody feels included and comfortable expressing themselves creatively.
Every year SOS develop their own show and perform it publicly in a Sheffield Theatre. Last year’s performance was aptly titled ‘The Greatest Show!’ and you can read all about it here.
The children are given creative control of the SOS shows, with the freedom to explore and develop their ideas, no matter how weird and wonderful! We can’t wait to see what this year’s show brings.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Sheffield Mencap and Gateway, we are collecting 70 stories from our members, carers, staff and volunteers. Some of the children who attend SOS have shared their stories of what Mencap means to them.