Introduce a Paralympic sport to your pupils

Exceed and Shanidar Teaching Schools are delighted to be working with GoalBall UK to introduce schools to a Paralympic sport: Goalball. We’re facilitating a training programme for teachers and coaches to learn about the sport with a view to them introducing it in their school.

The training is available for £25 pp plus booking fee on 20th November. We’re looking forward to delegates from both mainstream and special schools working together (and maybe a mini-league for pupils in the future…!).

The course is 4 hours long so can be delivered during the school day and is entirely practically based. Teachers and coaches will learn the rules and teaching strategies for this Paralympic sport: Goalball. Like football, the aim is to score goals. But, the ball is often larger than a football, weighted and has a bell inside so that participants can sense where the ball is and plan their move in order to prevent a goal. We think this is a great opportunity for all pupils, through training teachers and coaches and empowering them to bring the sport into their school setting, to learn about a new sport, Paralympics, what it's like to have a disability and how a disability doesn't close the door to engaging in sport. Participants wear eye-masks so there is parity between able bodies and visually impaired players.

The training will be delivered by the national association for the sport, Goalball UK. More information about Goalball available here: http://www.goalballuk.com.  An introductory video, from London 2012, is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJifbI_OSps  

The Goalball School Leaders Award has been written in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust (YST). It is primarily for community sports coaches, PE staff and/or young leaders and covers the basic coaching and officiating skills so that candidates can then deliver introductory sessions and tournaments.

Participants wishing to introduce the sport in their school will need to purchase a set of equipment from Goalball UK after the event. This equipment is subsidised by a national charity and is available for £125.

To book place(s) on the event, please follow the link below.

https://exceedgoalball.eventbrite.co.uk

Would your school like to host the training event? Do you have a large school hall available on the 20thNovember with protective gymnastic mats available for us? If so, please let me know!


Opportunity

Published: 19/10/2018
Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Teachers, PE coaches - Primary, Secondary and Special
Contact: Paul Butler

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