For the third year we are delighted to be working with Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Can Do programme and the sixth formers of Childwall Abbey School. Can Do is a volunteering programme for young disabled people, offering support, information and training through bespoke projects. The children from Childwall Abbey will be coming into school each week until Christmas and working on the ‘Can Do Again’ project gaining a leadership award in the sport of Kin-ball and then delivering training sessions to all of our children. The Can Doers will be supported by students from Liverpool John Moores University and the project will culminate in a Y3&4 competition.
Ground rules were agreed, introductions made and tales of nerves and excitement shared amongst the group. A tour of the school helped to get rid of (some of) the nerves as the Can Doers were introduced to the children and staff of Childwall CE. After lunch and quick daily mile, it was time for some group exercises. The first, armed with newspapers, scissors and Sellotape, was to see which team could build the tallest, free standing tower structure. The next, to take the internal organs of the body and stick them in the right place on the paper body. This helped the Can Doers to understand a healthy body and how it works.
Our new friends from Childwall Abbey will be documenting the project journey in photo and film to be presented to the whole school community during the celebration event. We look forward to watching the project grow over the coming months.