“See Me Not My CP” – Ready, Set & Go For A New School Year

“See me not my CP” the programme for young people (and teachers) to learn about disability is now open for schools to book sessions for the Winter 2022/2023 term. 

With many more young disabled people in mainstream schools, we sometimes forget how hard and challenging life can be, especially fitting in with the rest of the world. “See me not my CP” is led by disabled people sharing their experiences, supporting other disabled young people along with their peers, and addressing general stereotyping of disability in society.

Launched in March 2021, the “See Me Not My CP” school programme offers a wide range of sessions for young people. The sessions range from inspirational talks and fun interactive activities, to delivering and training in inclusive and disability sport. The programme is available to all schools in Lancashire and can be tailored to suit the school’s focus or priorities. Sessions can be delivered face to face or via zoom. 

Course creator, Claire Buckle – a former GB Para discus thrower and shot putter, launched the awareness programme for schools and youth providers in Lancashire.  Claire shares her experiences of having Cerebral Palsy to educate young people. She also supports disabled young people, who may experience negative experiences by their peers or in life.

Life has not been easy for Claire suffering bullying throughout her childhood.  This affected her confidence and self-esteem leading to low education attainment.  In 1997 her life changed when she found athletics. She found something that allowed her to take part on an equal playing field and started to be respected by others. Since retiring from competing in athletics, she experienced discrimination in society.  By delivering sessions to young people, she hopes to change the mindset of future generations, so disabled people can live, learn, and earn like the rest of society.

Claire Says “My CP has never stopped me from living life.  I have had many wonderful experiences, but the impact of bullying and discrimination will never leave me, instead it shaped the person I am today.  If I can change the mindset of one person, I have done my job”. 

Claire is also available to support disabled pupils to engage and take part in school sport. She will work with the school and pupil to address some of the barriers they may be experiencing. You never know a school could have a future Paralympian in their midst! 

For more detail see here or contact Ability Consulting via email info@ability-consultancy.co.uk

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