Our Place

Do you have children with additional needs (physical/learning disability or neuro divergent) who find the activity and fast pace of NW Festival a challenge? This year a small team and room called ‘Our Place’ will be available for you and your kids to have a little additional support and enjoy a safe and restful haven for some time out.  Whether your child has a physical impairment, learning need, temporary need or chronic illness – we’re here to be alongside children during session times.  A space will be available for you to hang alongside your child or teen with neuro divergence.  Please register in the usual way noting any additional needs your child may have. 

Zone Leader - Sheena Harris

When you meet Sheena, you’ll likely notice her Scottish lilt straight away. Making her home in NZ for nearly 17 years with husband Nathan and 3 teenage boys. Sheena has always loved working with children, and has invested herself as a home educator and coach for the past 12 years. Reaching out to those with additional needs has always been part of who Sheena is but when her eldest developed Juvenile Arthritis at the age of 7, it brought a whole new perspective. Understanding what it’s like to parent a child with limited mobility and chronic pain is at the heart of Sheena’s desire to bring Our Place to NW.  

Sheena Harris