Here at The Bugs Group, we believe inclusion and diversity are incredibly important to the development of all children, including those with special educational needs and this has been reinforced by a recent article published by the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/47777732.
The Bugs Group run Yoga, Dance and Football classes in Solihull, Birmingham, Worcester, Redditch and Bromsgrove. As well as Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Derby, Slough and London! These classes are all inclusive, non-competitive and all teachers/coaches are trained to meet the needs of all, including those with special educational needs. We believe in creativity, especially during break times and outside of school, that is why we run a variety of lunch clubs and after school clubs for children aswell as curriculum and community dance and football classes for kids aged 3-12 years. Our classes are designed to stretch and challenge the children to encourage intellectual development. This is particularly beneficial to children with special educational needs, as it gives the child the ability to be involved in choices that shape their lives.
Not only do our football, yoga and dance classes have physical benefits, which is important as recent studies have shown that children with special educational needs, often have deficient physical wellness as a result of their condition. Our coaches and teachers also provide knowledge and teaching on how to express emotions and deal with stress during classes. This is done through different forms of communication and the article demonstrates how this can have a positive impact on the development of all children, as ‘these skills are crucial in later life for developing strong and supportive social networks, gaining employment and living independently’.
Our football coaching classes and academy encourage children to play as part of a team and our dance and gymnastics classes motivate the children to work with others within the group to develop professional and skilled routines. All of our classes are inclusive to all children, regardless of any additional needs. Here at the Bugs Group, this is incredibly important as according to the article, ‘Studies have shown that children with SEND participate less frequently and in a narrower range of physical activities than other children of the same age’. Aswell as working with their peers during our classes, coaching and teaching is made interactive and often incorporates parents and guardians, as parents play a crucial role of their child’s development. Again, recent studies have shown that ‘Children with SEND, like all children, are more likely to be physically active outside of school if their parents are’.
Do you have a child with special educational needs or even a child aged 3-12 years, that just loves football, dance or yoga? Give our head office a call on 0121 777 7792 or click here to book a taster session now!