Generously Sponsored by Butterfield
In 2017 we ran our 1st Accessible Activities campaign which highlighted all the accessible sports on the island through our directory (ranging from seated yoga, to swimming to accessible paragliding!) as well as providing inclusion tips for clubs and groups. You can view the sports directory and resources on our page ‘Accessible Activities 2017’.
In 2019 our Accessible Activities project will focus on children and arts and is generously sponsored by Butterfield. We are working with existing and new partners to:
- Raise awareness about disability and change attitudes locally, getting children actively involved with our members and events to increase their understanding of our abilities and gain confidence around disabled islanders.
- Provide more accessible and inclusive events. using our partners to run sessions for children with disabilities to increase their participation, confidence and skills in sport and the arts, including music and drama.
This years Arts Sunday, 9th June 2019, was ‘Arts for Everyone’. The GDA, We All Matter, Eh? and many of our member charities partnered with the Guernsey Arts Commission to deliver an increased range of inclusive activities. We hope to continue this partnership throughout the year.
Press play to watch our Lets Go & St Martins video
Guernsey Lets Go Mobility – Mini Olympics – 2nd July 2019
Tuesday 2nd July will see our first “Mini Olympics” with all parts of this group participating in games/activities designed by St Martins Pupils and assisted by the Activity Coaches and Year 5 Staff from the school. The Guernsey Mobility, Lets Go team (GMLG) run their club every Tuesday 1-2pm partnering with the school and rotating classes to give the children the opportunity to take part in sporting events with disabled members. The rapport built between the children and adults is fantastic, it doesn’t take them long to look past the perceived disability and get to know the people. The video shows this beautifully – Link to video
St Martins School Head, Mrs Mason is as excited as the pupils and “Lets Go” mobility group who are taking part, there will be a lot of preparation going on over the next few months by the years 5 pupils.
Venue: Beau Sejour Leisure Centre
Timings: 10:30am-2:30pm (including light lunch)
Everyone is welcome to come and watch, especially parents and carers of the children taking part.
Partnering with School of Popular Music and Julia Jager to deliver inclusive music sessions with Le Rondin school.
“Music is powerful. Music is versatile. It can connect each and every one of us yet affects us all uniquely. It has the ability to change our mood, express our deepest emotions and challenge our minds. It can provoke a memory or offer a place to escape. I believe that music is a vital part of our lives and education and am passionate about ensuring that it is available and accessible to everyone. I am delighted to be working with School of Popular Music to deliver this exciting music programme”.
Accessible Drama with The Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy
We are excited to be partnering with The Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy on an accessible drama project.
‘MIND THE GAP’ with The Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy – Accessible Arts Project 2019
This drama programme will provide participants with the opportunity to explore their creativity, build on their confidence and self-esteem, and be introduced to fun theatrical techniques – all tailored to the needs, abilities and skills of each participant.
The programme will conclude with a short performance entitled, ‘Mind The Gap’, which will include ideas workshopped throughout the programme from the participants themselves, and will be open to family and friends.