Tuesday 13th August 2019
Students from two special teaching schools in Derby are staging the SHOUTaboutSEND 5k in October.
The schools have some incredibly talented young people who have great sporting ability but due to their learning disabilities and complex needs they receive very few opportunities to participate and compete in sporting events. The schools are working hard with clubs across their locality and region to support them in becoming more inclusive and the event will showcase the talents of their students and hopefully challenge perceptions and stereotypes.
Students from the schools are running the event (marketing, logistics, catering etc) as part of their employability curriculum.
They are hoping that the SHOUTaboutSEND can be a catalyst to engage young people / adults with additional needs in local sporting opportunities. A number of clubs are working with us to become more inclusive and will be present on the day to share information with young people and their families.
Follow @SHOUTaboutSEND on Twitter for more details.
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