Schools Celebrate National MOVE Day with the MOVE-in-space experience
Hundreds of children and staff at schools nationwide have celebrated MOVE Day by participating in the MOVE-in-Space Experience. The event is part of the nationwide MOVE Day, celebrating the achievements made by children improving their independent mobility on the MOVE Programme over the last year. Activities held in schools range from Asteroid hitting, walking-on-the Moon and trips to Mars where children will make Mars Bar cakes. MOVE Day is held to recognise the difference that the MOVE Programme has made to thousands of physically disabled children and their families.
The MOVE Programme - run by The MOVE Partnership, a small UK based charity - aims to provide severely physically disabled children with the opportunity to reach their full potential. MOVE is an activity based programme which combines the knowledge of family, education and therapy to help children to become more active participants in their own lives. The MOVE Programme teaches the skills of sitting, standing, walking and transferring to the very best of each child’s ability. Each child works towards their own personalised goals whether it be to lift their head independently for 30 seconds, or to walk a short distance, with only their hand held for support so they can join their friends to play.
Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of The MOVE Partnership, welcomes the chance for children and their families to celebrate the difference the programme has made. He says: “The results we see in schools every day are truly amazing. It might not sound like much, but seeing your child sit on an ordinary chair, or stand up by holding onto the edge of the table, is a life-changing moment for parents of children with physical disabilities. To these children, improved mobility means the chance to play with their friends and siblings and to explore their own environment, at their own pace. National MOVE Day is a great opportunity to mark these successes and to thank everyone involved in making them happen.”
It costs The MOVE Partnership just £252pa to allow a child to access the MOVE Programme and its life changing benefits for a year. To help children like those using MOVE to live the healthiest and happiest lives possible by accessing the MOVE Programme, please donate to the charity at -www.justgiving.com/move1
For further information on the MOVE Programme please see www.themovepartnership.org.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Date: 01/06/2012