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Additional Needs Inclusion Festival

10 April 2017

Shrewsbury Town in the Community host festival for children with varying disabilities and learning difficulties

Shrewsbury Town in the Community hosted its first Additional Needs Inclusion Festival at Shrewsbury Sports Village – and it proved to be a huge success!

Around 40 Pupils from Severndale Specialist Academy, Southall and William Brookes schools attended the festival, all with varying disabilities or learning difficulties.

The afternoon was mainly based around football, but there were some added twists to include everyone, and make the sessions fun and challenging at the same time!

Working with The English Schools Football Association, the Shropshire FA and the Shropshire Schools and Colleges FA, Shrewsbury Town in the Community were helped by seven fantastic volunteers who aided the sessions put on by our community coaches.

Amy Edwards, Shrewsbury Town in the Community’s Health and Inclusion Officer was delighted with how the day went, and said:

“The coaches did amazing on the day, I was impressed with how they were all able to adapt to suit the participants that came along.

“I really enjoyed it as I got to see hard work pay off, I could see coaches develop and children enjoying themselves by mixing with other children from different schools.

“I think I saw everyone who attended the afternoon smile at least once!

“This was the first Additional Needs Inclusion Schools Festival we have run, and will be the first of many due to the success and the fantastic feedback from the day.

“It gives us something to work on for the future.”

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