International Training Day – workshops for athletes attending International Competitions at University of Herts Sports Village. Separate Workshops for athletes and teachers / Coaches. UKAD training and updates plus workshops to prepare for the cultural programme of ISF events. More information can be found here .
Education Games Preparation Day – Sportpark – Unified sport and workshop to prepare the Special Olympics and mainstream schools for Athens. More information can be found here .
England Education Games – Postponed until 2022. This account is from 2018: The Games took place at Stoke Mandeville and Much Wenlock. 80 athletes from Special Olympics and Mainstream schools learnt about the Paralympic Games and played unified sports: Basketball, Power lifting, Tennis, Boccia, Table Tennis, Fencing, Zone Hockey, Football and Dance. They toured Stoke Mandeville and learnt about the first Paralympic Games, attended workshops on the Olympic Values. Athletes spent time with Kate Grey, Paralympian and were coached by two further Paralympians. They travelled to Much Wenlock where they attended a workshop, followed the Olympian Trail, and played Football or Danced on the site of the first modern Olympic Games. Quote: ‘I made new friends there but most importantly I learned how people with disability can still take part in sport’. ‘It was one of the best trips we ever went on’.
PE Student Teacher Training – a new initiative funded by the International School Sport Federation. This Programme is providing Teacher Training on unified sport for student PE Teachers. It is based around the England Education Games. The Students attended a Theory Workshop on PlayUnified, then worked with a Mentor and the coaches in the delivery of the sports. They will have followup mentoring and fiurther theory sessions on inclusive sport.