Go Kids Go visit St Peter’s Junior School, Wisbech, for free wheelchair skills workshop

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 February 2016

Go Kids Go wheelchair event at St Peters Junior School, Wisbech. Lewis and Sophie Clarke. Picture: Steve Williams.

Go Kids Go wheelchair event at St Peters Junior School, Wisbech. Lewis and Sophie Clarke. Picture: Steve Williams.

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National charity Go Kids Go visited St Peter’s Junior School for a free wheelchair skills workshop at the weekend.

Go Kids Go wheelchair event at St Peters Junior School, Wisbech. Roy Wild, Lewis and Sophie Clarke. Picture: Steve Williams.Go Kids Go wheelchair event at St Peters Junior School, Wisbech. Roy Wild, Lewis and Sophie Clarke. Picture: Steve Williams.

The training, which takes place just once a year, welcomed young wheelchair users to play sports and learn other skills.

Roy Wild, training manager, said: “Back wheel balancing (so that you can go up and down kerbs independently) and games like wheelchair basketball and wheelchair dance are among the skills featured in the workshop.

“We bring extra wheelchairs so mums, dads and siblings can get involved and join in the games.

“Our patron, TV presenter Ade Adeptian was one of the first young wheelchair users to come on one of our courses, some years ago and he is now a great role model for a lot of the children.”

Go Kids Go wheelchair event at St Peters Junior School, Left: Barry Clarke, Sophie Clarke and Lewis Clarke    .Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.Go Kids Go wheelchair event at St Peters Junior School, Left: Barry Clarke, Sophie Clarke and Lewis Clarke .Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Go Kids Go, who aim to encourage ‘independence through mobility’, is a national charity that provides free training courses for young wheelchair users throughout the UK and Ireland.


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