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Oundle School's 'Have a Go Day' is a greatly anticipated day for many special needs clubs

Posted by Hannah Oakman | November 16, 2016 | Events

Oundle School’s ‘Have a Go Day’ (HAGD) has been running for over 30 years and is now established as a favourite date in the calendars of special needs clubs and schools.

This September, more than 200 adults and children with physical disabilities and/or learning difficulties visited the School, hosted by over 150 pupils. Visitors took part in various activities including swimming, badminton, basketball, archery, football, indoor rowing, crazy golf, face painting, boccia, yoga, music and art activities as well as enjoying traction engine rides around the School’s grounds.

The fact that we as a community make a positive difference to others is really important and that is what the Oundle community action is all about 

Liz Dillarstone, Head of Community Action at Oundle School, commented: “HAGD is a really encouraging environment in which visitors with special needs can try their hand at new sports and activities in a safe and familiar environment. We aim for everyone to leave with smiles on their faces – staff, pupils and visitors alike.” 

Over 300 pupils are engaged during the year in providing service in the community in Oundle and the surrounding villages. Pupils work in schools and nurseries, with the elderly and infirm; provide drama for special needs schools, environmental support work at the country park; offer ICT lessons for beginners; help at a local special needs club and produce a community newspaper (Oundle Chronicle) to name but a few of the 50+ activities. 

W: www.oundleschool.org.uk

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