Are You Game to try a Wheelchair Mobility-Training Workshop?

Are You Game to try a Wheelchair Mobility-Training Workshop? 2017-06-22T10:59:16+00:00

Project Description

Activity

Wheelchair Mobility-Training Workshop

Area

Avonmouth & Kingsweston

Offer

Free workshop

Dates/Time

Saturday 22nd July 10am to 2.30pm

Sport club/provider

Go Kids Go

What’s happening?

On the workshop we teach skills such as coping with slopes and rough ground, back wheel balancing, road safety and emergency evacuation techniques. We also introduce games like wheelchair basketball and try out wheelchair dance. We bring extra chairs so mums, dads and siblings can get involved and join in the games. Whilst the objectives are serious the workshops are good fun! The young people will need to be able to self propel to gain fully from the workshop however we often have a mixed range of abilities and find that everyone gains some new skills from the workshops. We have had children as young as 2 years of age on our workshops and welcome young people up to the age of 21.

Our patron, Paralympic TV presenter Ade Adepitan MBE was one of the first young wheelchair users to come on one of our courses and he is now a great role model for a lot of the children who currently attend our workshops.

Venue

St Bede’s Catholic College, Long Cross, BS11 0SU

Who is the activity open to? (specific target group?)

Young people aged 2 to 17 and their families/ carers

Is your activity/event for

Mixed

Is booking required?

Yes, email: roy@gokidsgo.org.uk or all 01482 887613

Equipment or specific clothing needed

Please check when enquiring

Skill level required?

Young people will need to be able to self propel to gain fully from the workshop however we often have a mixed range of abilities and find that everyone gains some new skills from the workshops.

Activity costs after the initial offer

Not applicable

More Details & Contact:

Luke Jeffery, Mobility Trainer 01482 887 163

www.go-kids-go.org.uk