Olympic and Paralympic Inspiration
Every year we dedicate a whole school day to a theme linked to the Olympics. For example prior to London 2012 we spent 4 years clocking up the miles to travel from Beijing to London. We experienced a range of activities linked to Sports and Arts linked to a type of transport eg Beijing in the Air, Beijing on Ice, Rio in the Rainforest, Rio by Air. So next stop Tokyo!
We regularly run sports festivals for a pupils with a range of disabilities across the full age range (4-19yrs) These offer the opportunity to compete against pupils from other schools locally and regionally, to make new friends and experience new things. They are very popular and an important part of our curriculum.
This is a whole school annual event held on St James’s Hospital cricket field just down the road from our school. The whole school walks to the venue where they experience a range of activities that encourage both participation and competition in a safe and secure environment. The activities are differentiated to meet need, ability, age and stage. Pupils compete in teams that are vertically grouped. It’s a great day and well supported by families and the community. Sports Leaders help us, joining us from a range of mainstream and special schools and we also use it as a transition opportunity for new pupils joining us in the following September.