Activity for Deaf children
UK Deaf Sport is a national organisation with a vision for every deaf person to be active and inspired by sport and physical activity. Thanks to Comic Relief funding, UK Deaf Sport are working in partnership with Access Sport to provide activity packs for Deaf children and young people to be active during these challenging and restricted times. The activity packs are there to support whole family involvement and stimulate play and learning at the same time.
As we all know, activity levels throughout the past year have been low. None more so than young children. To help combat this we’re working together with Comic Relief and Access Sport to provide new and exciting ways for families to keep active. We’ve just sent our first 36 activity packs for families at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children.
To encourage families with deaf children to continue being active we’ve set up a private facebook group called ‘Being at Home: Activities for deaf children’ to share tips, activities and support to one another.
About Access Sport
We want everyone, regardless of ability or background, to be able to take part in sport and physical activity. Access Sport’s programmes do this in different ways but the focus is always on supporting excluded people to take part in local community sport and physical activity. During the pandemic, Access Sport developed our Winter Warriors initiative, donating inclusive sports equipment to disabled children and young people to help them to be active during lockdowns.
We are excited to work with UKDS to adapt the initiative for the deaf community, and support more deaf children and young people to be active at home.