Posts Categorized: SEN

Fun in the sun for Woodfield School multisports programme

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Over the last few weeks, Woodfield School and Greenhouse Sports ran a summer sports programme for young people with special educational needs. Many Woodfield pupils have said that during summer holidays they would usually stay at home, play computer games, watch TV and get bored – over two-thirds of those questioned wanted to play more sport…. Read more »

Glowing end of term report from Swiss Cottage School

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Swiss Cottage School Upper and Lower accommodate young people from 2-19 years with complex learning difficulties, emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties and those on the Autistic Spectrum Continuum (ASC). Greenhouse Sports has delivered multisports programmes at the school since 2007, using our STEP Framework of skills to help young people work towards greater independence. The end… Read more »

Case Study: Meet Freddie

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(To protect our participants’ anonymity photos do not relate to this case study) A pupil at one of our special educational needs (SEN) schools, 14 year-old Freddie has Autistic Spectrum Condition. He finds it difficult to engage and interact with his environment and with others; he is used to getting his own way, and can… Read more »

SEN multisports participants develop STEP skills on the climbing wall

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Over the past six weeks, multisports participants from special education needs (SEN) school, John F Kennedy in Newham, have been developing their social, thinking, emotional and physical skills on trips to Mile End Climbing Wall. Students from class 4 and 7 took part, headed up by Greenhouse Sports multisports coach Jack Garside. The participants began… Read more »

Great fun and new friends at multisports holiday programme

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The organisers of the multisports Inclusive Holiday programme which took place on the 27th and 28th May at Finsbury Leisure Centre, would like to say a big ‘Thank You!’ to everyone who helped make the day possible. Danielle Tobiasinsky-Weems (Lead Coach at Richard Cloudesley School) and Charley McCumisky (Programme Coordinator), with help from Greenhouse London… Read more »

Swiss Cottage football team finish 2nd in the Middlesex League

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This week, Swiss Cottage School’s U16 team, managed by Greenhouse Sports coach Gabriel Odia, finished a fantastic 2nd in the U16 Middlesex Football League to the delight of their coaches and supporters. Due to unfortunate bad weather, the team were denied a chance to compete for the league title in what would have been their final match of the… Read more »

Adam, 12 , multisports

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Adam has complex special needs and severe learning difficulties. He is also visually impaired and has limited mobility. He struggles with his core mobility and as a result can often get angry and frustrated when he is unable to sit up or move. Three times a week Adam works with his Greenhouse Coach Carly, doing… Read more »

Matt, 17, Multisports

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Matt is hemiplegic, which causes weakness and a lack of control on the right side of his body. He lacked confidence and was highly self-conscious due to the visible difference in muscle tone in his arms. With Greenhouse Head Coach Gabriel’s support and encouragement, he is determined to strengthen the weaker side of his body… Read more »

Swimming

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Greenhouse Sports Inclusive Swim Club offers young people, including those with disabilities, the chance to learn to swim together and improve their skills and fitness. Held every Saturday at St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith, the club has sessions for beginners, building their confidence in the water, followed by sessions for those keen to master more… Read more »

The difference we make

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Greenhouse Sports continues to work to address issues experienced by young Londoners growing up in disadvantaged communities using our pioneering Greenhouse Sports STEP Framework. Since 2002, when the charity was formed, we have worked with over 40,000 young people – but we are always pushing to reach more. In mainstream schools, we harness the power of… Read more »