Learners from the Grimsby Institute’s Foundations Department took part in an It’s a Knockout style competition at Grimsby Leisure Centre before Christmas.
The activities were made up of adaptive cycling, ice skating, wheelchair basket ball, blind goal football, table cricket, volley ball and table tennis, which all helped to build on the learners’ communications, fitness, coordination and social skills.
Phil Buckle, Curriculum Leader for LLDD, said: “Firstly, I must thank Matt Bloomer and his team, and all the LLDD staff and Learning Support Practitioners for such a successful afternoon of sports and enrichment activities for all the LLDD learners across Grimsby Institute and the Lincolnshire Rural Activity Centre. It was worth it to see the enjoyment and the appreciation of the learners.
“With the majority of the learners, many had never rode a bike, been ice skating, travelled by coach or played any form of group sports. The afternoon provided an opportunity of engagement with their peers, but also the chance to try something new and different.
“Following the success of the afternoon and the feedback received from the learners, we are planning to hold similar events every term.”
Learner feedback included; “It was a fun afternoon and I really enjoyed it.” Mark Wood – Entry 3 Conservation
“It is something I would like to do again” Paul Douglas – Entry 3 Conservation
“I enjoyed the adaptive bikes and table cricket. I enjoyed the whole afternoon” Victoria Hinch – Level 1 Horse Care
“I liked blind football as it made me aware of my senses” Lee Humberston – Level 1 Horse Care