Founder of SEN Bounce Aaron Bint has worked in Queensmill for 12 years now and has built positive relationships with all students and their parents. The idea of setting up a trampoline club came from so many requests from parents asking for it and knowing how much it would benefit their child. Aaron is a British gymnastics trampoline level 1 and 2 coach who has worked in the PE department for 10 years as well as managing before and after school clubs, managing and planning activities for Saturday clubs and holiday clubs. Aaron’s new role is the de-escalation specialist for the school, working with and supporting the emotional regulation of the children and young people who attend Queensmill.
Aaron founded SEN Bounce in 2021 as he was aware of the limited choices out of school hours and wanted to help give children and young people with disabilities the chance to participate and learn exercise routines through a safe and fun experience on a trampoline.
Instructors: All instructors are British gymnastics trampoline level 1 and 2 qualified.
Benefits of trampolining
The benefits of trampolining include: an improvement in circulation, the strengthening of core muscles, the development of balance and coordination skills, an improvement in bone density, an increase in cardiovascular fitness, an increase in metabolism.
The proprioceptive feedback that trampolining provides can have a very calming and regulating effect on a student’s body and mind, helping them to refocus and engage in meaningful activities after a session.
Bouncing on a trampoline is a fun and motivating way to develop engagement and concentration skills in children and young people in a calm and secure environment. These skills can then be used to support trampolining as an effective tool for learning as well as being transferable to other settings such as school or home, where engagement and concentration skills may be required.
Bouncing on a trampoline will enhance the motor skills of children and young people by strengthening bone density, muscles and also reinforcing joints. This can be especially beneficial to those with special educational needs who may have vestibular and proprioceptive difficulties which can affect their balance and coordination skills; bouncing on a trampoline can provide the sensory feedback needed to develop awareness of their body and therefore develop skills such as walking, running, standing up and jumping.
Bouncing on a trampoline encourages the children and young people to use the larger muscles and appendages of their bodies, for example, by bouncing and turning on the trampoline, they are using their torso, arms, back and legs and are therefore developing their gross motor skills. Most importantly, trampolining provides children and young people with a fun and motivating experience, through different games being played and different activities and challenges to complete, the children are kept active and engaged throughout the sessions.
Wednesday 16:00 to 18:00 - Sunday 09:00 to 12:00 - 30/60 minute sessions
- Walk on trampoline bed with support
- Jump with support
- Jump on the red spot with support
- Open close legs with support
- Turn around with support
- Jump on the red spot without support
- Jump along the red lines without support
- High jumps with controlled landing
- Star jump
- Jump and 180 spin
- Jump and 360 spin
- Tuck jump
- Pike jump
- Straddle jump
- Cross overs
- Tuck with clap under legs
- Seat jump
- Seat jump with swivel hips
- Hands and knees to front drop
- Standing front drop
- Front drop to seat jump
- Back drop
Read below what parents say about Aaron's commitments and experience.
I was delighted to hear that Aaron has started a trampoline club called SEN Bounce. I’ve known Aaron for several years now, since he started working with my son since his early years and who is now fourteen. My son has ASD and SPD along with other challenges. Aaron is a great guy who understands the needs of the children he works with and I’ve never doubted his commitment towards doing his best for them. I trust the welfare and development of my son with Aaron. I wish him all the best with this new venture.
We all know as SEN parents that finding a person who connects and inspires your child is like finding gold! Aaron from SEN Bounce is that person. He is a great role model and has taught our boys so much. Aaron has not only been a fantastic PE teacher, but has really connected with our sons on a personal level. He has assisted them in developing a positive mind set, the confidence to try new things, tackling stress and anxiety and regulating their emotions and sensory processing. All skill’s that our sons have been able to take into other areas of their lives. As the saying goes, education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. Aaron definitely lit that fire in or boys and I would strongly recommend him to anyone that is thinking of using his services.
Aaron worked with my son for many years who is autistic and has always been amazing with him. He takes the child’s needs into consideration and tailors the activities to them. He was able to encourage my son to the part and enjoy many of the sporting activities giving him a sense of achievement. He’s very friendly and caring and my son is very comfortable and enjoys doing activities with him. I highly recommend all parents to sign their children up.
Aaron is very professional and has many many years of experience working with children with special educational needs. I would be more than happy to let my child attend SEN Bounce trampoline sessions as I am confident that my son would be with an enthusiastic and experienced teacher. The SEN Bounce activities would be good fun for my son to attend and also be beneficial for healthy exercise, I would be very happy to recommend Aarons services.