Cheshire Academy Youth Clubs
The Cheshire Academy has a number of different youth clubs specifically designed for individual with disabilities. It gives children and young adults the opportunity to meet and make new friends all in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere.
What ages are these clubs suitable
At present we have two different youth clubs, one for children aged 8-13 and the other for those aged 14 years and over.
The 8-13 years age group
This club has been running for 2 years and meets on Monday evenings from 6pm-7.30pm. Children have the opportunity to bake, paint, model make, and play games such as Boccia. Every month we have a meal organised round a different theme. It may be Italian, or American or Chinese. The children get to select the food and the theme and help in preparing and making the meal. Children also grow plants and have the opportunity to lay on the Wii. It is a wonderful place for children and young adults to meet and enjoy themselves and the classes are supervised by experienced staff.
The 14 years and over group
This club has been running for 15 years and meets on Thursday evening from 7.15-9pm. The children and young adults have the opportunity to play pool, darts (rubber tipped and non lethal!) Boccia, and Table Tennis. They can play the electric piano and dance to the Xbox and sing along to the Wii. We often play outdoor activities (football and quick cricket) and occasionally go on outdoor trips. It is a wonderful place for children and young adults to meet and enjoy themselves and the classes are supervised by experienced staff.
What sort of disabilities do we cater for
The youth clubs are run specifically for children and young adults with a disability although we do get non disabled brothers and sisters who can attend if specifically requested. Within our clubs we have children and young adults with Downs syndrome, Williams syndrome autism, fragile x, epilepsy, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and children with learning and intellectual disabilities.
What about athletes who partially sighted or registered blind
The Cheshire Academy has many years of experience working with children and young adults who are partially sighted or registered blind.
What if an individual is a wheelchair user
We welcome members who are wheelchair users. The academy is fully accessible.
How to contact the club
For more information about the Cheshire Academy Youth Clubs contact the Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sport and Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Jane on (01270) 255355 or alternatively come in and have a chat with us at the Cheshire Academy on Macon Way in Crewe.