In the last academic year the sports grant awarded to Northern Counties School was £7000. Some of this grant, £3482, was used to fund a second trampoline for use by all three of our populations. Our children benefit from rebound therapy as well as formal trampolining lessons therefore the benefits are significant for each child in school.
The remainder of the money was put towards the cost of subsidised residential trips led by our Sports Development Officer. The trips varied according to the needs of the young people for example, ASD Post 16 students completing their Duke of Edinburgh course for the first time – this included an expedition held at Kielder’s Calvert Trust. Our deaf pupils attended an outdoor centre to explore activities such as kayaking, climbing and abseiling which also supported social skills and team building skills.