posted by jdoherty - 27/04/10
13th June 2011
A number of classroom assistants from mainstream schools attended training at Fleming Fulton School on Monday 13th June 2011.
The interactive workshop was facilitated by Disability Sport NI and different inclusive sports activities were introduced.
The various activities introduced could be used by both ambulant and wheelchair users in the school setting. The activities included Circle warm up exercises, Balloon Volleyball, Swamp Monster, Beanbag Skittles, Zone Hockey and Wheelchair Volley Ball.
The feedback from the training was very positive. The classroom assistants were able to take away new ideas that will enable the pupil to participate more fully in school activities.
A further opportunity for training on Inclusive Sports Activities will be run by Neil McGivern at SEELB Headquarters, Grahamsbridge Road, Belfast on 4th July 2011 10.00am- 1.00pm.For further details contact Neil McGivern. Tel: 9056 6594 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in Disability Sports NI coming into your school to host Inclusive Sports Activities please contact Aubrey Bingham Senior Development Officer at Disability Sports NI for further information:
Tel: 028 9038 7062, Fax: 028 9038 7063, Textphone: 028 9038 7064
17th November 2010
21 Classroom Assistants from different nursery, primary, integrated primary, secondary and grammar schools attended Physical Disability Awareness Training at Fleming Fulton School on Wednesday 17th November.
This was a practical training session and all classroom assistants carried out the many different tasks with great interest and enthusiasm.
The feedback from the girls was all very positive and they feel that the training will really help them understand the difficulties some pupils have maintaining posture when seated, copying from the blackboard, using scissors and even opening a lunch box.
‘The practical activities were an eye opener, especially the visual perception task.’
‘Very informative, friendly and to the point, not too much jargon’
‘Daily tasks are such a struggle for a child with a disability and today opened my eyes so much more’
If anyone would like this training repeated please get in touch with the Lilac Team.
Another Training session will take place during the spring Term so please look out for further details.
Thirteen classroom assistants from a wide range of mainstream schools met on Thursday 22nd April at Fleming Fulton School.
Mrs Marion Bradley spoke on the subject ‘Physical Disability – A Parent’s Perspective’. This proved to be a very interesting, informative and insightful talk.
Mrs Bradley openly shared her own experiences with a very engaging audience. Her talk highlighted the many challenges and difficulties families encounter on a daily basis when caring for a child with a physical disability.
However, her energy, enthusiasm and positivity were captured by all who attended. Many classroom assistants commented on how much insight they gleaned from listening to her talk and how it will benefit them as they continue to care for pupils in the school setting.
It was good to welcome new classroom assistants along and introduce them to others working with pupils with physical disability. We plan to meet again in the autumn term. If you are interested in attending or want to find out more about The Lilac Project please contact the Lilac office.