29 March 2018
Foundation partner school Columbia Grange were among the big winners at the 2018 North East Disability Sports Awards recently.
The Washington-based co-education school for children with severe learning difficulties and/or autism picked up the Education Award for their outstanding work integrating sports and activities such as judo into the teaching day as well as engaging parents.
Columbia Grange’s curriculum is further enhanced by Foundation of Light’s specialist disability coaching team who provide a range of PE support and after school provision to all classes.
Columbia Grange are deserved winners of the Education Award for engaging their pupils and their parents in a wide range of sports and activities both in and out of school and commitment to improve lives.
We’ve seen first-hand the positive impact these activities have had through our long-standing relationship with Columbia Grange and we had no hesitation in nominating them for this award.
Taking place at Ramside Hall earlier this month, the North East Disability Awards celebrate the continued success of disability sport in the region, recognising the incredible achievements of clubs, coaches, schools and athletes.
The event is organised by County Durham Sport, Northumberland Sport, Tees Valley Sport and Tyne and Wear Sport with support from sponsors Active Northumberland, BBC Newcastle & Tees, D&P Trophies, Everyone Active, Foundation of Light, House of Type, Komatsu, Metro Rod North East, Sintons and SMILE Through Sport.
Making Moves, Foundation of Light’s disability coaching team, deliver fun, exciting and challenging sessions and activities which help develop gross motor skills, balance and coordination as well as encouraging teamwork, communication and confidence.
Foundation of Light’s disability programmes and coaching are supported by leading sofa and carpet specialists SCS Sofas and the PL/BT Disability Fund.