Inclusive Sports in Action

WNST is pleased to be supporting the Jason Roberts Foundation, which is working in partnership with DASH (Disablement Association Hillingdon) and The Golf Trust, to deliver a programme of multi-sports activities for young disabled people living in LB Brent.

As part of this work, on 16th October, the Foundation organised its first Inclusive Sports Day for students attending four local secondary schools the Ark Academy and Preston Manor, both in Wembley, Mapledown in Cricklewood and Village School in Kingsbury.   The Ark Academy played host to the occasion.

The purpose of the Inclusive Sports Day was to introduce young people with a range of disabilities and special educational needs, from both mainstream and special needs schools, to adaptive physical education.  The young people were able to try out a range of Paralympic and other sports, including goalball, boccia, seated volleyball and golf.  These sports are not ones that would customarily be delivered within the mainstream PE curriculum but are ideally suited for young disabled people to take part in.

At the end of the day’s activities, each of the participants was presented with personalised certificate by WNST trustee Ann John, who was delighted to have been able to attend the event to see the Trust’s funding being put to such imaginative use.

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