Helping Disabled People to Stay Active With EFDS
This is a guest blog from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). Since November 2015, the Active Kids for All team from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have attended the Kidz to Adultz events across England. We are keen to promote Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training and Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE Training alongside offering advice to visitors about ways to be active in the local area.
We enjoy exhibiting at the Kidz to Adultz events as they provide a great opportunity to meet a variety of people from different backgrounds. Often we link the people we meet with their local County Sport Partnership and National Disability Sport Organisations, so they can find out about local activities and opportunities.
From handing out leaflets about our training programmes, to linking individuals with local opportunities, the Kidz events enable us to make a difference to the lives of many disabled people – making active lives possible!
Our team is available during the event to talk to you about the Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE and Community Training
Did you know that approximately 8 in 10 of all young disabled people attend mainstream schools? But many of these young people cannot access or are not fully included in PE lessons. As a result, in 2012 Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All launched, focusing on the development and delivery of inclusive PE training for teachers in mainstream schools across the UK. The initiative provides free training to teachers, trainee teachers and school staff to improve the quality of PE provision for young disabled people.
Since the training began, tutors have delivered more than 680 workshops across the UK. Over 10,300 teachers, trainee teachers and school staff have attended one of the free workshops. It is estimated that over 250,000 young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have benefited.
If you are a teacher, trainee teacher or any member of staff that supports PE and are interested in attending a workshop, come and talk to us or visit our website.
Communities too can play an important role in getting more disabled people active
Over four years, more than 9,500 people have benefited from Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training. As a result, tens of thousands of disabled people are leading a more active lifestyle.
The Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Programme is a creative, informal and informative workshop designed to improve the skills and confidence of those who support disabled people to be more active. The training is delivered in partnership by the English Federation of Disability Sport and UK Coaching and consists of a three-hour practical workshop complimented by online resources. Check out our programme video here.
To find out more about the Inclusive Community Training or Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE Training please visit the EFDS website. Or contact the Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All team via email AK4A@efds.co.uk, call us on 01509 227751. Find us on Twitter @Eng_Dis_Sport and Facebook. Hashtag #AK4A.
To find out more about our work and the programmes we offer come and talk to us at Kidz North at stand V10!