After being inspired by the lockdown success of Joe Wicks, we are delighted to announce the launch of some fun and inclusive PE sessions of our own.
Families connected to the charity have loved the idea of fitness sessions for their children and wanted to be more involved. However, with a wide range of movement disabilities amongst the children and young people that come to us, they have been unable to join in many of the exercises. This feedback worked as a catalyst for our therapists and conductors, who wanted to ensure that all children could enjoy PE sessions, regardless of their abilities.
When Dr Ranj Singh, Paediatric Doctor and TV Presenter heard of our exciting new project, he was extremely supportive. Ranj said, “We know exercise is key for children’s physical and mental wellbeing, but we must make sure that ALL children get to benefit from it regardless of ability. Tailored exercises which involve those with disabilities are a wonderful idea – and the kids will love them!”
So, we’ve designed three levels of activity loosely based on the cerebral palsy GMFCS classification system, although the activities are suitable for children with a range of disabilities and can be done by anyone, so we hope that siblings will join in too.
Video 1 – GMFCS Levels V and IV
Video 2 – GMFCS Levels IV and III
Video 3 – GMFCS Levels III and II
Keep a lookout for information on an upcoming LIVE PE Session too. If you enjoy the sessions and they’re useful, we’ll make more!
We hope you enjoy the videos and can help us share them with other families who can benefit too 😊