The idea of a Special School Games was brought about by our Ambassador, Charlie. She posed the idea to Active Essex who agreed to support her. In 2015, the first Special School Games was held at the Basildon Sporting Village in Essex.
Prior to the event, children discussed their ideas for the Games at a local Multi Schools Council meeting. On the day, they had the chance to compete in a range of sports from new-age kurling to basketball. It also gave them the valuable opportunity to meet children from a variety of different schools and backgrounds.
We want every special school in Essex represented at these games. We also want as many young people as possible to help run the day in order to help build their leadership skills.