Wheelchair Workshop in Wirral on Sunday March 10th

(Published on 22/02/2019)


Free wheelchair skills workshop for children and young people up to the age of 21. The workshop is open to all young wheelchair users throughout the region.  Anyone wishing to attend should call Go Kids Go on 01482 887163.

 

At the workshop we teach skills such as coping with slopes and rough ground, back wheel balancing, road safety and emergency evacuation techniques.  We also play games like wheelchair basketball and try out wheelchair dance.  We bring extra chairs so mums, dads and siblings can get involved and join in the games.  Whilst the objectives are serious the workshops are good fun!  The young people will need to be able to self-propel to gain fully from the workshop however we often have a mixed range of abilities and find that everyone gains some new skills from the workshops.  We have had children as young as 2 years of age on our workshops and welcome young people up to the age of 21.

 

Our patron, Paralympic TV presenter Ade Adepitan MBE was one of the first young wheelchair users to come on one of our courses and he is now a great role model for a lot of the children and young people who currently attend our workshops.

 

Go Kids Go run free manual and powered wheelchair workshops and we also run practical wheelchair skills workshops for professionals and disability awareness workshops in mainstream schools.  Go Kids Go work in partnership with a number of wheelchair services to deliver our training.   Please get in touch if you would like any further details about our training.

 

  Sunday, 10th March 10.00am - 2.00pm

 

  Woodchurch High School,

  Carr Bridge Road,

  Birkenhead,

  Wirral,

  CH49 7NG

 

  Email roy@gokidsgo.org.uk or telephone 01482 887163

  Please bring a packed lunch

 

 

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