This half term saw the continuation of a partnership between Sport for Confidence and Action for Children. Following the success of previous accessible sports sessions for children with special needs during the summer holidays, and other half terms, two two-hour sessions took place took place at Witham Leisure Centre and Basildon Sporting Village.
Delivered by a health professional and coach, the sessions were made up of fun active games; including tennis, cricket and boccia; and offer a meaningful opportunity for enhanced social experiences. Designed to appeal to and benefit participants aged 0-25, the sessions were accessible to participants who have a learning disability, ASD, cerebral palsy and other complex health needs.
These sessions also form a natural pathway into the mainstream Sport for Confidence groups, giving young adults the chance to experience the format, and to progress into regular Sport for Confidence sessions.
Many parents at the sessions commented on how nice it was to be able to drop their children off at the same session so that they could enjoy the same activities together.
The partnership between Sport for Confidence and Action for Children is set to continue in future half term holidays. If you know someone who would benefit from these sessions, please sign up to receive our newsletter by entering your email address on the form on our homepage and keep an eye out on the website for updates ahead of Spring half term 2019.