High Peak School have worked tirelessly under the challenging circumstances to keep their children engaged and happy throughout the year. They came across a competition called ‘Monster Kickabout’ which encourages schools across the UK to take part in sporting activities.
We are proud to announce that High Peak School have been very fortunate and have won the first prize in the Kickabout competition in which they were awarded money towards sporting equipment courtesy of Nike and Sports Direct.
High Peak School in Cheshire supports children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, individuals on the autism spectrum and young people with ADHD, dyspraxia and dyslexia.
This was a brilliant opportunity to take part in something in which the children thrive and thoroughly enjoy. Football has supported the children socially, to work in teams, to be respectful, to build friendships, and improve fitness levels amongst many other things. They all absolutely adore the game and play matches every lunch time which brings out the best in them. Because of this the school has even invested in a small pitch for the children to play on every day.
For the competition they combined the current school project which is celebrating LGBTQ/diversity with the football project. The children are now designing their own football kits with the LGBTQ colours on it to promote this important topic. They took photographs with the LGBTQ picture frame and have also designed their own monster themed football shirts.
The children have been taking part in routine activities to help them improve their passing, dribbling and shooting. They particularly enjoyed the ‘top bins’ challenge where they awarded points for the most precise shots and their favourite celebrations are the ‘chest pump’ and the Ronaldo style ‘star jump’.
What a fantastic achievement! The whole school has also been thoroughly enjoying the amazing current England football success alongside.