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Ellie Simmonds celebrates Sainbury's Active Kids for All

Ellie Simmonds joins prestigious guests to celebrate Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training success

In the same week as the International Day for Disabled People (29 November), Ministers, MPs and senior sporting figures joined a celebration event held at the House of Lords. The event was organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and hosted by the Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Baroness Sue Campbell. The reception recognised the success of the Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE training over the past four years. 

Paralympic champion swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE, was amongst the 60 guests who celebrated the superb impact the Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE training programme has had on thousands of young disabled people across the country. 

Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All launched in 2012 and initially focussed on the development and delivery of inclusive PE training for teachers in mainstream schools across the UK. The initiative provides free training to teachers, trainee teachers and school staff to improve the quality of PE provision for young disabled people.

An Ambassador for Sainsbury’s, Ellie gave credit to their role, the delivery partners and tutors involved:
"I’ve been fortunate to be involved with Sainsbury’s Active Kids for many years now and it’s been fantastic to see initiatives like this ensuring all children have the opportunity to be active. There has never been a better time to engage young people in inclusive sport and I would urge all schools to get involved with the Active Kids for All programme. Inclusion in school is a vital first step on what can be an exciting journey for young people and which could eventually lead to a gold medal.”

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