A school in Bradford is holding a skills workshop for young wheelchair users this weekend. The event represents a sustained effort from organisations around the country to keep up the momentum of the London Paralympics, almost a year on the from the games.

The event will take place at St Bedes Catholic Grammer School in Heaton in the city, and will run from 9:30am till 3pm. Wheelchair basketball and wheelchair dance will be two of the activities on offer, as well as more universally practical skills classes to help users when they are out and about in their chairs.

The event is run by Go Kids Go, a nationwide charity that runs training courses for wheelchair bound kids. Ade Adepitan, TV host, fundraiser and former paralympian, is one of the famous names who make up the alumni of courses run by Go Kids Go. He is now a patron of the charity.

Anyone living locally to St Bedes school is welcome to join in the fun, even if you are not a wheelchair user yourself, as organiser Roy Wild explained;

œWe bring extra wheelchairs so mums, dads and siblings can get involved and join in the games, he said.

To get involved, simply contact Mr Wild on 01482 887163 and book your place on Saturdays course.

By Help Mobility Team

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