Worcestershire FA SEND Festival 2019
Worcestershire pupils celebrate diversity in football at SEND Football Festival
On Thursday 6th June 2019, pupils from Worcestershire schools gathered at Worcester University to enjoy spending a morning learning new football skills with FA coaches, and the coaches from PACES.
Pupils aged 11-16 from Regency High School in Worcester and Rigby Hall School in Bromsgrove took part in various football training games, learning new ways to play football and participated in a match.
The festival offers a fun and inclusive environment, without any pressure, to discover and the joy in playing football.
Physical activity both with and outside school is essential to a healthy lifestyle. It strengthens muscles and bones, prevents excessive weight gain, and reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer and other conditions.
Experts say physical activity allows students to have a better outlook on life by building confidence, managing anxiety and depression, and increasing self-esteem and cognitive skills.
According to Len Saunders, physical health educator, and author of “Keeping Kids Fit”, said: “Exercise also releases endorphins which correlate to a happy child.”
Both sets of pupils and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the engaging and active sessions which taught dribbling and passing skills.
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