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South Staffs Students host a disability sports day

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Helen Condron is a Sports Co-ordinator at South Staffordshire College and is using the Olympic and Paralympic values to complement her student’s work and support learning outside of the classroom.

Her school is a part of Get Set for Community Action, a Team GB and ParalympicsGB programme for 14-19s that equips them to plan and deliver volunteering projects in the run-up and during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

South Staffordshire College’s team hosted a sport activity day for young people living with disabilities living in residential care.

"We all had a fantastic time learning effective ways of communicating and how to make sports adaptable for all abilities.” The students were nervous, not knowing what to expect when working with individuals with disabilities but "very soon got over this”. Helen’s students challenged themselves to move outside of their comfort zones, growing their confidence and providing an impactful volunteering experience for their CV.

Thousands of students across the UK have been delivering Get Set for Community Action projects, interacting with people they might not normally have the opportunity to and working to make relationships within their communities. The soft skills young people gain from planning and delivering projects has been invaluable to their personal development.

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