Seven of our Year 8 pupils visited The Victoria School in Bournemouth today to take part in 'Step into Sport'. This event invites school pupils from all over Dorset to build upon their existing leadership skills and boost their confidence when working with pupils with disabilities. Upon arrival, our pupils showed their worth straight away by offering to help set up the sports hall for all the activities to come.
The day started with pupils being treated to an introductory talk from paralympic athlete, David Hill:
Our pupils then experienced a range of inclusive activities that could be adapted for a range of different people including: Boccia, Kurling, Target practice, skittle slalom courses and, their favourite of the day, Seated Volleyball.
The group were also tasked with drawing a picture that represented inclusion. It was lovely to hear all the pupils discussing confidently and openly what they thought it meant before working together to draw a picture of the world with people holding hands around it. It was the only picture that was commented on and singled out for praise from David himself!
We were set the challenge of going back to school to set up a club for specific pupils in order to promote inclusion and fun. The hard work has only just begun. Watch this space for more blogs about the club!
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