On Thursday 7th December 2017, Classes 4 & 5 went to Radcliffe School & Sports College to participate in a ‘Dare to Believe’ sports festival. ‘Dare to Believe’ is a multi-skill/sports based festival which is designed for children with and without special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The aim of the festival is to help challenge attitudes and perceptions to SEND amongst young people and within their communities, to increase the opportunities available for all young people within additional support and for the children to realise their own personal aspirations in life and sport.
The festival involved children from all different SEND schools. This was great as it allowed our children to interact and build new friendships with them. The event kicked off with a mini opening ceremony where the children got to see the 2012 Paralympic torch. This was followed by the chance to participate in different multi-skill/sports based activities such as; boccia, parachute game, volleyball etc. One of the best activities was the blindfolded activity. Our children had to get into pairs – one of whom had to be blindfolded. The child who wasn’t blindfolded guided the other around an obstacle by giving them spoken instructions. The team effort and how much fun the children were having was great to see. At the end of the event the children were awarded a wristband and water bottle for their great efforts throughout the festival.