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British blind sport event

This is a unique opportunity that will be taking place on Saturday 15th June here at Elllesmere College 10am-3pm.

The event has been organised by British blind sport, there will be a number of opportunities for Visually impaired, blind people and their families to try.

For more information and to register please visit the website here


British Blind Sport Event Sat 15th June

Round the World Challenge

In partnership with Sport England and The National Lottery, Mencap have launched The Round the World Challenge.

The Round the World Challenge aims to support people with a learning disability to get out and get active in a way that is flexible, fun and empowering.

How does it work?

The Round the World Challenge is all about turning hours of fun sports and physical activities into a round the world adventure. You can take part in a variety of activities including Zumba, boccia, walking rugby and more traditional sports like football, cycling and tennis. Then you register the time spent on any type of exercise each week and this is then used to calculate the distance travelled around the world.

For more information see the information sheet here and how it works sheet here

Round the World Challenge

The Bike Jam 2

An exciting opportunity will be taking place on Tuesday 23rd October at Ellesmere College.

There will be an opportunity to have a go at this bike Jam where you will be able to try accessible bikes /safety checks/bike/Adapted bikes and BMX.


The Bike Jam 2

LCFC Multi Sport Club

This is an exciting opportunity taking place in Blaby for disabled people of all ages and abilities.

Wednesdays 4-5pm, for all ages and abilities at Enderby Leisure Centre

For more information contact Sara Alexander- 

Inclusive Multi Sport Club

The Marion Smith National Championships 2018

Exciting opportunity taking place 15th July 2018 at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.

England Netball hosts the Marion Smith National Championships for people with Special Educational Needs and Learning Disabilities.

Please see attached form here on how to enter your team, deadline 22nd June

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John Duggan Wheelchair Basketball Roadshows

John Duggan has delivered a number of Roadshows to mainstream schools, it has given young people an awareness of disability sport. The roadshows have been supported by Inspire 2 leaders which we have trained in our Leadership programme.

The children at Swallowdale School have written a lovely blog piece about their experience at the wheelchair basketball sessions:

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Dancing Through The Decades at The Curve

This year, the cast of 11 Special Schools featuring 180 young people are celebrating how dance has changed and evolved over the last 100 years. Join us as we travel back in time for a Charleston in the 1920s, 1950s rock and roll, 1970s disco and many more!

These performances are a real showcase of the talents of young disabled people from all over the county. The confidence, sensitivity, lack of inhibition and fun bring a refreshing perspective to these dance performances.

See Facebook video from BBC Radio Leicester here

Tickets are available from The Curve's website here

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Leicestershire Disability Leadership Academy Residential 2018 - Hothorpe Hall

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust and Ellesmere College, in partnership with Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport and the Leicester Riders Foundation delivered a Disability Leadership Academy residential. A selected group of young disabled leaders had the great opportunity to further develop their leadership and volunteering skills through a three day intense residential training programme.

The Academy Leaders were nominated through the Special School Network to take part and to develop their skills and experience as leaders. There were 11 young leaders attending, with 5 community mentors, who previously attended a similar training programme, on hand to support and guide them. The residential included workshops on planning, delivering and officiating inclusive activities, and the pathways and support structures that they might access in their future sport and physical activity, leadership and volunteering opportunities.

The development of this programme will establish a pool of disabled leaders that can impact within Schools and in the community, for both Ellesmere College, LCFC CT programmes and wider partner initiatives, such as the School Games. From this initial training the leaders will be supported to continue their journey and develop additional skills/experiences throughout the year by partner and LCFC Staff – with some asked to become Mentors for future leadership training days.

Leicestershire Disability Leadership Academy Residential 2018 - 

Together We Can PMLD Community Group

Together we Can is a community group that helps young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and their families.

We understand it can be difficult at times to find activities for people with challenging physical and mental conditions and the aim of the group is to provide a range of suitable fun and stimulating activities.
The group offers a number of different opportunities that are based around the City and County for more information go to the website
For more information please email

Special Olympics GB Motor Activity Training Programme:

BMX Festival

Ellesmere College held a BMX Festival on 28th March 2017 which celebrated the achievements and talents of the students who have taken part in the BMX sessions that have taken place throughout the year.

Different special schools across the city and county were invited down to enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled day for all with activities, races and free play with a special appearance from the Grove with their van which had games and music.

 BMX event

Step into Sport: Leadership Festival

Ellesmere College were the hosts of the Step into Sport: Leadership Festival which saw young leaders from Bosworth Academy and Ellesmere College learn new skills to implement into their own projects.

Paralympian and YST mentor, Sam Ruddock was the special guest, as he mentioned how important it is for young leaders to volunteer their time at their own clubs and events.

There will be different events throughout the year that Ellesmere College will facilitate so these young leaders can gain experience of the skills they learnt.

Step into Sport Leadership Festival

Visual Impairment running taster session

Free training opportunity Monday 9th May at Hinckley Leisure Centre, 7pm to 9pm, Free

Venue: Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, Hinckley, LE10 1BZ

The ‘Running Lines’ system is an assistive device which helps children with visual impairment to run independently. ‘Running Lines’ is a simple guide-wire device that gives directional guidance from a hand piece, balance support from the line and audible and tactile information from buffers on the line. The project is a collaboration between Loughborough University Design School and Mayfields Life-Skills Centre.

For more info contact: Mark Beeby, Disability Sports Activator. 07889 321858

Please see the flyer here

VI running taster poster

LimbPower Events Programme

A new exciting opportunity has been developed by Limbpower for young people and adults with a physical disability to take part in a number of opportunities in the next couple of months – they include multisports events which include climbing, wheelchair basketball, track and field athletics, cycling, sitting volleyball, tennis, archery and football and competitions. For more for information about LimbPower and their new series of multi-sport events please visit or contact Andy Brittles, LimbPower National Sport Development Officer. Email or call 07503 030502.


  • Sunday 25 June - St Mary’s University, Twickenham
  • Saturday 16 September - Small Heath Wellbeing Centre, Birmingham
  • Saturday 7 October - English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

Please see the Adult flyer here


  • Saturday 24 June - LimbPower Junior Games Birmingham, at Small Heath Wellbeing Centre.
  • Saturday 30 September - LimbPower Junior Games Stoke Mandeville, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Please see the Junior flyer here

Limbpower adult and junior