Elephant in the Room

Education
Secondary School and College
This disability awareness training package broadly follows the outline of many of the corporate sessions, but without the strong workplace bias.
Sessions can be tailored from either a sporting or non-sporting base, depending on the area of expertise of the students and can be further refined to
include relevant career examples - for example students completing teacher training may wish to have a session based around our Teacher Training
option. This is popular with students covering psychology elements as well as sports sciences. Pippa is also a fully qualified coach, mentor and NLP
practitioner and this adds extra value to these sessions.

Some examples of topics covered are:

· Visible and invisible disabilities
· Myths and misconceptions
· Practical advice and helping skills
· Are we really all so different?
· The spoon theory
· Appropriate language and behaviour
· Basic introduction to the Equality Act.
· Why is all this important?
College Student, Sports Science & Psychology Student  Training
The Secondary School disability awareness training package is designed to get older children discussing the subject of disability openly and without prejudice.
Along with a basic broad understanding of disability, subjects are covered in more depth as the age of the child increases. Learning outcomes should leave
pupils confident in their relationships and fully understanding the context of disability within society. All school sessions have a strong focus on tackling the
issues surrounding bullying. Ongoing support and mentoring services are available where required and both Pippa and Tim have a full DBS check.

An example package might contain the following items:

11-12 year olds
· What is disability?
· Visible and invisible disabilities
· Disability and bullying
· Practical advice and helping skills

13-14 year olds
· What is disability?
· Visible and invisible disabilities
· Why does it make people feel uncomfortable?
· Basic explanation of the spoon theory
· Practical advice and helping skills

15-16 year olds
· Are we really all so different?
· Visible and invisible disabilities
· The 'spoon theory'
· Practical advice and helping skills


17-18 year olds
· Communication skills
· Advantages of inclusion of disabled people
· Practical advice and helping skills
· How do myths and taboos arise?
· Basic introduction to the Equality Act.

Each child is issued with a certificate at the end of the day as recognition of their involvement and increased awareness.
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