Wheelchair Skills Workshop for Young Wheelchair Users and their Families

Start Date:
20th July 2013

End Date:
20th July 2013

Start Time:
9:30 am

End Time:
3:00 pm

Event title: wheelchair skills workshop
Start date: 20/07/2013
End date: 20/07/2013
Start time: 9.30am
End time: 3pm
Venue: The Burton Borough School, Audley Avenue, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7DS
Event description: This is a free wheelchair skills workshop for young wheelchair users and their families. 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 play 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, Ade Adeptian (Ade did the Wheelchair dance sequence on the BBC and was also an ambassador for London’s 2012 Olympic bid and played wheelchair basketball in the England team) was one of the first young wheelchair users to come on one of our courses, some years ago and he is now a great role model for a lot of the children who currently attend our workshops
Weblink: www.go-kids-go.org.uk

Name: Roy Wild
Contact email: roy@go-kids-go.org.uk
Contact number: 01482 887163

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