The Way Forward visiting White Falconry at Robin Hill Country Park.
Alyssa Walsh with Spike.
ISLANDERS with disabilities tried their hand at falconry during half-term thanks to an Isle of Wight organisation.
The session, held at Robin Hill Country Park, was just one of a number of free activities on offer for people with learning or physical disabilities, organised by the Way Forward programme, based at Downside Community Centre, Newport.
The programme included musical theatre, circus skills, film and fashion workshops and trampolining but the three most popular activities were falconry, short mat bowls and badminton which the charity plans to hold on a regular basis.
Programme lead, Lee White, said: "We wanted to see what people wanted and what the most popular activities were.
"As well as being fun, the sessions were an excellent way to demonstrate how we work with Islanders with long-term disabilities, including autism, to build on their skills and confidence to help them live as independently as possible."
Such was their success, she said they plan to hold the sessions again in May.