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Inclusive Sports programme

Building upon the Learning & Discovery festivals, we are seeking 20 schools to host a programme of inclusive sport (made up of festivals/events and other activities as designed by schools and pupils) to celebrate the Commonwealth and the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games of 2021-22.

Description

Building upon the first year of the Inclusive Sports Programme and the previous Learning & Discovery festivals, we are seeking 30 schools to host a programme of inclusive sport (made up of festivals/events and other activities as designed by schools and pupils) to celebrate the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and the Special Olympics World Games in 2023.  Schools involved in the project in 21/22 are encouraged to reaaply to build on their programme of events and festivals.

Youth voice is at the heart of the project and schools must ensure that young people (with and without SEND) are actively engaged in creating and leading the delivery of the festivals and events.
 
Schools involved will be asked to deliver a programme of inclusive sport opportunities that are Special Olympic World Games/Paralympics/Commonwealth themed and that link to wider opportunities through the Olympic and Paralympic ‘Get Set’ educational programme.

Schools will be asked to deliver engagement and participation opportunities to a minimum of 60 young people (70% with SEND), encouraging them to play together, challenging perceptions of disability and collectively building empathy.  A minimum of 10 young leaders (50% with SEND) will need to be upskilled and empowered to lead through this programme.

The impact of this project will provide young people with and without SEND the opportunity to come together and participate in Paralympics/Commonwealth themed activities. This will support development of acceptance and friendships between young people with and without SEND and provide schools with high quality resources to continue to use back in schools to further increase participation.