As well as our wheelchair mobility training for young wheelchair users, we
also run wheelchair awareness training sessions in schools and colleges. We do
make a charge for these services.
We run training sessions for staff and non disabled pupils, giving them a
greater insight into the challenges faced by young wheelchair users. The
training sessions are very much practical with participants learning about
wheelchair sports and games as well as experiencing key mobility skills such as
back wheel balancing.
We also cover how to assist wheelchair-users who cannot self-propel. We provide a range of active user/sports wheelchairs for the workshop.
Our aim is to raise awareness and promote a positive image of young wheelchair users.
How does our training fit into the national curriculum?
We work with a range of year groups and adapt training sessions to suit
each Key Stage.
- Our training fits in with PHSE studies or we can run it as part of a PE
class focussing more on wheelchair sports.
- We aim to increase the knowledge and understanding of what being
- We can provide follow on work appropriate to the key stage.
For more information on our awareness courses