With brighter weather the Sunday afternoon sport for all sessions delivered as part of the JRF’s ‘Inclusive Communities’ project, go from strength to strength with increasing numbers of children and young people attending.
The project is a sport for all programme for children aged 6 – 16-years-old with physical and learning disabilities (SEND) thanks to funding from Brent Council You Decide Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL).
Young participants are guided and encouraged in a range of sports and games by qualified coaches helping to break down barriers to participation for these children, and to enhance their involvement and enjoyment in physical activity.
In addition to the Sunday sessions the Foundation will work with local SEND Schools to offer some mid-term sports provision to support PE lessons and will host 3 Sports Days during the summer, bringing children together from different schools.
The half term and summer holiday sessions are integrated alongside mainstream delivery and incorporate a Buddy System, creating an ethos where everyone can take part equally, helping the children to feel less marginalised and excluded.
There are mentors on hand to instil confidence and self-belief in the children to take part in and try new sports, helping them to overcome barriers, as well as helping them to ‘find their voice’ through media workshops via our Cultural Media Centre. For young people aged 14+ there are plans to support them on progression pathways to Apprenticeships, training, and work experience to enhance life skills and opportunities.
Other activities and excursions including a trip to the cinema, visiting JRF’s Inspire to Achieve Heritage Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, and participating in a community clean up to promote greener neighbourhoods and highlight the impact of climate change, help to enhance learning and experiences for the children.
Parents, Carers, and family members have been encouraged to form a Parents Active Group creating a support network, where they can meet socially, share ideas and information. The group have launched weekly dance sessions while their children enjoy the sports and games on offer. The Sunday afternoon sessions for 6 – 16-year-olds will run from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. For more information and to register your child please contact email@example.com