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01 May 2024

Whitehawk kids enjoy disability awareness day

Whitehawk kids enjoy disability awareness day

Year 4 pupils at City Academy Whitehawk took part in a disability awareness session delivered by BHAFC Foundation tutors.

As part of the Super Movers for Every Body campaign, we held a sessions to help pupils at City Academy Whitehawk understand more about disability sport.

BHAFC Foundation tutors, with the help of Albion mascot Gully, visited the school to hold a fun and informative session for the Whitehawk pupils.

Super Movers for Every Body is a joint initiative by the BBC, ParalympicsGB, and the Premier League; it aims to provide over 3,000 schools across the UK with inclusive PE equipment and resources.

Each school that signs up receives an equipment pack funded by the Premier League:

  • 2 audio balls
  • 10 blindfolds
  • 4 foam javelins
  • 1 foam vortex howler
  • 8 lightweight balls
  • 2 Boccia activity cards

These packs contain a range of equipment and resource cards designed to facilitate various fun activities, including Blind Football, Para-athletics and Boccia.

Currently, 1.5 million children in England have special educational needs or are disabled, but only one in four disabled children take part in physical activity at school. Super Movers for Every Body is designed to tackle this issue and get everybody moving.

Teachers and parents can access a whole host of exciting free online curriculum-linked resources on BBC Teach. This includes Super Movers for Every Body follow-along films featuring CBBC stars, ParalympicsGB athletes and Premier League mascots, as well as other downloadable activities to get children moving.

Speaking about Super Movers for Every Body, ambassador and multiple Paralympic gold medallist, Hannah Cockroft said: “I am so proud to be part of the exciting Super Movers for Every Body campaign.

“It’s all about ensuring no child misses out on PE and sport in schools, whether they are disabled or non-disabled, it encourages everyone that they can move, they can be active and they can be included.

“Giving teachers and children the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to ensure nobody is left out is so important to me. We need to recognise that every child can do sport, it is just about finding the right activity and making any adaptations to find the way that is right for them.”

Clare Sumner, Chief Policy and Corporate Affairs Officer at the Premier League, said: “Super Movers for Every Body complements our successful Premier League Primary Stars programme, which uses football to inspire primary school children to be active and develop essential life skills.

“By providing over 3,000 inclusive equipment packs and working with great partners, we aim to break down potential barriers to participation and inspire children to try fun new sports that help them build connections, embrace each other’s differences and develop a life-long love of being active.”

The BHAFC Foundation works with City Academy Whitehawk in a number of areas.

Our coaches help deliver PE lessons at the school, as well as the Premier League Primary Stars programme, and the school often takes part in our Albion Cup tournament.

Find out how your school can get involved with the Foundation.


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