GoKidsGo Wheelchair skills training Ade Adepitan

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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 2018


14th January
Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh EH6 8JQ


 18th January  

2nd Driffield Scout Group (cubs), Middle Street North, Driffield, YO25 6S


Closed Workshop

27th January

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


30th January

St Nicholas Primary School, Holmechurch Lane, Beverley, HU17 0QP

Closed Workshop

3rd February

Springwood High School, Queensway, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4AW


4th February

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


16th February Darlington Education Village, Salters Lane South, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2AN  


25th February

St John's High Scool, Harefield Road, Dundee, DD3 6SY


2nd March

Bishop Heber High School, Chester Road, Malpas, SY14 8JD

Closed Workshop

3rd March

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


5th March

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

Closed Workshop

7th March

2nd Driffield Scout Group (Beavers), Middle Street North, Driffield, YO25 6S

Closed Workshop


15th March


Kidz in Middle,  Ricoh Arena, 71 Phoenix Way, Coventry, CV6 6GE


Activity Zone

17th March

Leicester Grammar School, London Rd, Leicester LE8 9FL


21st March

1st Barnetby Brownies, Brigg Division, North Lincolnshire

Closed Workshop

22nd March

Walkington Brownies, East Yorkshire

Closed Workshop

24th March

Queen Margaret Academy, Dalmellington Rd, Ayr KA7 3TL



6th April


Greenacre School, Keresforth Hill Rd, Barnsley,S70 6RG


19th April

St. Andrew's Church, 240 Tulketh Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, PR2 1ES

Closed Workshop

20th April

Manor Road Primary School, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR5 7JR

Closed Workshop

21st April

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

21st April

Craighalbert Church Hall Craighalbert Way, Cumbernauld, G68 0LS


1st May

 Queens Jubilee Centre, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby, CV22 5LJ  General
16th May

Sherburn CE Primary School, St Hilda’s Street, Sherburn, Malton, North Yorkshire

Closed Workshop

19th May St. Bede's Catholic Grammar School, Heaton Park Rd, Bradford, BD9 5QA General
 25th May Burlington Infant School, Marton Road, Bridlington  Closed Workshop

26th May

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


30th May

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

14th June Walkington Girl Guides, East Yorkshire Closed Workshop
17th June Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh EH6 8JQ General
17th June Whickham School and Sports College, Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 5AR General
29th June Bude Park Primary School, Cookbury Close, Bransholme, Hull Closed Workshop
29th June Christ Church South Ella, South Ella Way, Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire Closed Workshop
1st July Longcroft School Sports Centre, Burton Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 7EJ General
7th July Barnwood Park Arts College, St. Lawrence Road, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3QU General
8th July St Bede's Catholic College, Long Cross, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS11 0SU General
14th July Hylands School, Chelmsford Road, Chelmsford, ​Essex CM1 3ET General
15th July Ipswich Academy, Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP General
21st July Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, Inverness, IV2 3QR General
24th July Firhouse Community and Leisure Centre, Ballycullen Drive, Firhouse, Dublin 24 General (with Spina Bifida Kildare)
 25th July  Firhouse Community and Leisure Centre, Ballycullen Drive, Firhouse, Dublin 24  General (With Enable Ireland)
 27th July  Claremont Stadium, Commons Road, Navan, Co. Meath  General
30th July Sports Centre, University of Ulster, Coleraine campus, Cromore Rd, Coleraine BT52 1SA General
31st July

Torrent Complex, 9 Hillview Ave, Dungannon BT70 3DL

1st August

Unit 8-12 Harbour Court, 9 Heron Road, Sydenham Business Park,

Belfast, BT3 9HB

Road safety workshop (in partnership with Mae Murray Foundation)

2nd August

Girdwood Community hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast, Antrim BT14 6EG

3rd August

Girdwood Community hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast, Antrim BT14 6EG

12th August Richard Morton Academy, Wigton Rd, Carlisle, CA2 6LB General
17th August Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Doris Henderson Way, Salt Ayre Lane, Lancaster, LA1 5JS General
18th August

Oasis Academy Oldham, Hollins Road, Hollinwood, Oldham, OL8 4JZ

23rd August Wallingford School, St George's Road, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8HH General
 9th September  Broadgreen International School, Helier's Rd, Liverpool, L13 4DH  General

13th October

 Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, Shirley Road, Acocks Green,

Birmingham, B27 7XY


19th October

Beverley Minster Primary, St Giles's Croft, Beverley HU17 8LA

 Closed Workshop

26th October

Sports Centre, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH


28th October

Castle View Academy, Allaway Ave, Portsmouth, PO6 4QP


29th October

Frogmore Infant School, Green Lane, Camberley, Surrey, GU17 0NY

 Closed Workshop

30th October

Lindon Bennett School, Main Street, Hanworth, Middlesex TW13 6ST

 Closed Workshop

3rd Nov

Nottingham Girls High School Sports Hall, Balmoral Rd, Nottingham NG1 4HX


4th Nov


Northampton High School, Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone,  NN4 6UU


8th November


Kidz to Adultz North Exhibition, EventCity, Barton Dock Road, Manchester, M17 8AS


Exhibition activity zone

 13th Nov  Nafferton Scout Group, Driffield, East Yorkshire  Closed Workshop
 18th Nov  Handsworth Grange Community Sports College, Handsworth Grange Rd, Sheffield, S13 9HJ  General

28th November


Dunswell Academy, Beverley Road, Dunswell, East Yorkshire, HU6 0AD

 Closed Workshop

1st December


Blacon High School, Melbourne Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5JH


8th December


Ashville College Sports Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Harrogate HG2 9JP