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History

 

 

Go Kids Go! was formerly known as Association of Wheelchair Children which in turn came out of The Newham Rollers  - a local activities group for wheelchair-using children, which operated in the East End of London in the late 1980’s.


As news about its work spread, founder Owen McGhee (BSc, MCSP, SRP) who was the Senior Community Paediatric Physiotherapist for the Newham Health Authority, identified a national need for these specialist wheelchair services. In 1990 AWC became a registered national charity and since that time has helped literally thousands of wheelchair-using children and their families.


From these humble beginnings, the charity has grown to extend its reach across the whole of the UK and Ireland. There is still a small team of dedicated people at its helm, but with the assistance of volunteers, Go Kids Go! are able to bring their unique, practical and fun training programmes to young wheelchair-users free of charge.

 

Workshops completed in 2016

 

 12th January

 Nafferton Beavers Group, Driffield

 Awareness

 14th January

 Archbishop Sentamu Academy, Bilton Grove, Hull, HU9 5YB

 Awareness

  25th January

  St Peter and St Paul CE Primary School, Redshank Drive, Scunthorpe, DN16 3FX

 Awareness-(Closed Workshop)

 28th January

 Welburn Hall School, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, YO62 7HQ

General-(Closed Workshop)

30th January 

Blacon High School, Melbourne Road, Blacon, Chester, CH15JH

 General

30th January

St Leonard’s Catholic School, North End, Durham DH1 4NG

 General

 4th February

Kirk Fenton Parochial Primary School, Main Street, Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9RF

Awareness-(Closed Workshop)

  12th February

 St Peter's Junior School,Trafford Road,Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 2ES

Awareness-(Closed Workshop)

 13th February

 St Peter's Junior School,Trafford Road,Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 2ES

 General

 15th February

 City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, NR4 6PP

 General

 17th February

 Ipswich Academy, Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP

 General

 18th February

 King Edward VI School, Spring Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3AY

 General

 19th March

 Luddenden CE School, Dene View, Luddendenfoot, Halifax, HX2 6PB

 General

 7th May

 Handsworth Grange Community Sports College, Handsworth Grange Rd, Sheffield, S13 9HJ 

 General

 10th May

 5th Beverley (Wesley) Brownies, Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Disability Awareness - Closed  

 14th May

 Walton le Dale Arts College & High School, Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6RN

 General

 17th May

 1st Leven Scout Group, Scout Hut, West Street, Leven HU17 5LE

 Disability Awareness - Closed 

 20th May

 East Riding College, Beverley Leisure Centre, East Yorkshire

 Wheelchair sports

 2nd June

 Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 5LJ

 General

 3rd June

 Hornsey School for Girls, Inderwick Road, Crouch End, London, N8 9JF

 General

 4th June

 Burlington Danes Academy Wood Lane London W12 0HR

 General

 6th June

 The Village School, Grove Park, Kingsbury, London

 Closed Workshop 

 7th June

 The PACE Centre, Philip Green House, Coventon Rd, Aylesbury

 Closed Workshop 

 11th June

 St. Bede's Catholic Grammar School. Heaton Park Rd, Bradford, BD9 5QA

 General

 13th June

 Oxford Grove Primary School Shepherd Cross Street Bolton, BL1 3EJ 

 Closed Workshop

 16th June

 York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

 Presentation

20th June

Walkington Brownies, Walkington Primary School, Walkington, East Yorkshire

 Closed Workshop

 21st June

 Burlington Infant School, Marton Road, Bridlington, YO16 7AQ

Closed Workshop

 23rd - 24th June

 Leslie Manser Primary School, Kingsdown Road, Lincoln, LN6 0FB

 Closed Workshop 

 26th June

 Woodchurch High School, Carr Bridge Rd, Birkenhead, Wirral CH49 7NG

 General

11th July

 Reid Street Primary School, Reid Street, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 6EX

Closed Workshop 

 12th July

 Mowden Infant School, Bushel Hill Drive, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 9QG

 Closed Workshop

15th July

Cheltenham  Leisure, Tommy Taylors Ln, Cheltenham GL50 4RN, United Kingdom

  Professional

16th July

 Stroud High School, Beards Lane, Cainscross Rd, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4HF

 General

 17th July

 St Bede's Catholic College, Long Cross, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS11 0SU

 General

 18th-20th July

 PMG Conference, Birmingham

 Presentation

 25th July

 Enable Ireland, Sandymount Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4

 Professional Therapists

 26th July

 Enable Ireland, Sandymount Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4

 General

 27th July

 Firhouse Community and Leisure Centre, Ballycullen Drive, Firhouse, Dublin 24

 General

 29th - 30th July

 Drogheda Presbyterian Church Colpe road, Drogheda County Meath

 General

 2nd August

 Girdwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast, BT14 6EG

 General

 4th August

 Foyle Arena, 2 Limavady Rd, Derry/L’Derry BT47 6JY

 General

 5th August

 Brownlow Community Hub, 7 Brownlow Rd, Craigavon, BT65 5DL

 General

 16th August 

East Riding Leisure, Bridlington Rd, Driffield YO25 5HZ

 Awareness

 22nd August

Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd, Plantation Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1JE

 General

 26th August

Ryelands House, Own road, Lancaster, LA1 2LN

General

 23rd September

 Woodingdean Primary School, Woodingdean, Warren Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 6BB

Awareness

 24th Sept

 Woodingdean Primary School, Woodingdean, Warren Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 6BB

 General

 25th Sept

 Portchester Community School, White Hart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9BD

 General

 26th Sept

 St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, Floral Way, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3PF

 Awareness

30th Sept

 Springhead Primary School,Forty Steps, Anlaby, East Yorkshire, HU10 6TW

 Awareness

 6th October

 Dales Park School, Berryden Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2GD

 Awareness

7th October

Ellon Academy Schoolhill, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 9AX

General/Awareness

8th October  

International School of Aberdeen, North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9PN

 

 General

 11th October  

Perth High school, Oakbank Rd, Perth PH1 1HB

 General

 13th October

 Milngavie Primary School, Hillhead Street, Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, G62 8AG

 (Closed Workshop)

 15th October

 Craighalbert Church Hall Craighalbert Way, Cumbernauld, G68 0LS

 General

17th October

Holy Rood RC High School 55 Duddingston Road West, Edinburgh, EH15 3ST

 General

31st Oct - 4th November

Ireland workshops, Limerick, Cork, Enniscorthy

General

 

14th & 15th November

 York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

 Professional

18th November

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancs, PR1 2HE

 Professional

19th November

Abbey Gate College, Saighton Grange, Chester, CH3 6EN

General 
 

26th November

Nottingham Girls High School, 9 Arboretum Street, Nottingham NG1 4JB

 General

7th December

Nafferton Scouts, East Yorkshire

Awareness