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Health & Social Care Students Role at the Special School Disabled Games

Year 12 Health and Social Care students helped out at the West Midlands Special School
Disabled Games held recently at the Excel Centre in Coventry. The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Coventry Jubilee and everyone there was also a volunteer. More than 150 disabled competitors attended from 30 schools.

 Our student supported the event by helping to organise activities and monitor games such as bowls, bowling and poly bat. They also had the honour of presenting the medals at the end of the games.

The students commented, "it was a 'one in a million' experience for us to offer our help at the games. It has allowed us to put the skills we are learning about in our  Health & Social Care studies into practice. In particular, we learnt how to adapt our communication skills in a range of situations and to different client needs.  It was also interesting to see how the games were adapted to suit the different needs and disabilities of the children so that all could be involved. The experience also helped us consider a range of career pathways for the future."