Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Inclusion Week: Calendar of Events

Redland Green School

Together with

Claremont School

 Inclusion Week

9 - 13 July 2012

 

Monday,  9 July

Year 7 and Year 10 - Guest Speaker Elina Inanloo 

Elina is a U.W.E student who is visually impaired. She has just recently completed her second year studying for a degree in psychology; she is basing her third year research project on the relationship between a child’s early attachment and relationship with parents or caregivers.  She also has a particular interest in counselling and hopes to study the counselling doctorate in the future, and to do music therapy on the side, as she has a particular interest in music and is an accomplished pianist. Elina will be talking to students about her experiences as a student with a disability and how she has overcome barriers to succeed. She is a gifted pianist and will also be playing the piano for students.

Year 8 and Year 9 - Guest speaker Alan Martin

Alan Martin has Cerebral Palsy and is the only dance work shop leader in the UK (possibly the world) who delivers dance workshops using an electric wheelchair and an electronic communication aid.

  

Tuesday, 10 July

The South West Scorpions Basketball Club provide opportunities for kids with and without disabilities from Bristol and the surrounding area to play the exciting sport of wheelchair basketball. 

Wednesday, 11 July

Thursday, 12 July

Friday, 13 July

Kevin is young guy who has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair.  But this hasn’t stopped him from doing anything he wanted to do throughout his life. Kevin will talk to the students/staff about ‘difference’ and how, even though he uses a wheelchair, he still leads a very active and happy life.  He drives his own car, he’s a wheelchair basketball coach and helps support and coach some of the young Great Britain players at a regional level. 

Misfits are a unique Bristol based Community Interest Company. They are a theatre and social group led by people with learning difficulties. They aim to enable people with learning difficulties to be creative, have fun and reach their potential through participation, performance, volunteering and employment.

Their unmissable performance based training is delivered in a way which is fun, engaging and always powerful. The training is often based on their own experiences of discrimination, bullying and living with a learning difficulty. They use drama to draw out the subtleties of discriminatory practices and the impact they have on the lives of people who experience discrimination and inequality. 

It can be noisy and exciting but they convey serious messages in a light hearted way. 

The performance they will be showing students showcases the acting skills of people with learning difficulties. "We enjoy acting and we want to show that people with learning difficulties can act. We want to be seen as professional actors not people with a disability. The person not the label".