Mitchell House is a special school for children with physical disabilities. Most of the students have an associated learning difficulty to some degree. The school caters for children aged three to nineteen and provides an outreach service to mainstream schools. Disability Sport NI's Active Communities Coaches for the Belfast area work with the school.
The school provides a coordinated educational and therapeutic approach delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of teachers, support staff and therapy personnel. Mitchell House provides a safe, caring and nurturing environment in which the students can learn and work. They follow the NI curriculum and make every effort to ensure full access and equality for all their students to connect with the community and they work with parents and families to prepare them for life beyond school.
Our coaches have helped train the staff to plan and deliver physical education activities for children with physical disabilities. We have also helped with after school clubs and organised competitions and sports-based outings.
As a result of our working with the school, staff are better equipped through training and the pupils are more motivated to take some form of physical exercise.
Laura Matchett a teacher at the school sums up how Disability Sport NI have helped the children to get involved with and take part in sport and physcial recreation.
Disability Sport NI is a fantastic resource for our school, the enthusiasm of the staff knows no bounds and we would recommend their service for any organisation working with young people with disabilities. Laura Matchett, Teacher, Mitchell House School
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