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Inclusion event helps Hertsmere children with disabilities

Last Modified June 07, 2018
 
Arsenal Inclusion

Pupils from Hertsmere schools at the Inclusion event at Arsenal's training ground

Students with disabilities from schools in the Hertsmere borough participated in a special inclusion event held at Arsenal’s training ground.

In total, 25 pupils visited the London Colney facility on Tuesday (5 June), including representatives of Meadow Wood School in Bushey and Hertswood School in Borehamwood, along with one school from outside the borough.

They took part in four activities on rotation, including yoga and relaxation, delivered by the Stress Project in Islington, dancing, delivered by the Act One Arts Base, with music by Funky Pie (Herts Music Service) and storytelling for people with disabilities using multi-sensory books.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, attended the event.

She said: “The inclusion day is a fantastic opportunity for children with disabilities to learn in an environment that suits their needs and participate in activities that can really benefit their physical and mental health.

“Meeting children from other schools helped them to improve their communication skills, vital for their long term wellbeing, as well as enabling them to make new friends.

“I really enjoyed being able to visit and see for myself the good work that inclusive organisations do to support special needs children.”
The event was organised as part of the successful partnership between the council and Arsenal in the Community.

The club delivers school and community activities in the Hertsmere area and in the past 10 years has worked with over 9,000 young people.

Posted on Thursday 7th June 2018
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