10/05/2024- Disability inclusion


Last week, The Change Foundation ran their first inter-school fencing competition at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre.

two young people in plastic fencing masks and bibs, facing the camera, one has their thumb up.

Three schools – Garratt Park School, Glebe School and Woodside School – attended, with eighteen young people in total. The schools that took part are some of the specialist autism support schools that have been receiving fencing training activities by Change Foundation-trained coaches.

Medals on a table, they say Change Foundation A change foundation trophy

BF’s Neil Brown was on-site supporting the volunteer referees. The ten volunteers attending came from Barclays Construction, who have supported The Change Foundation’s other projects in the past.

Two young fencers using plastic kit in a bout a group of individuals facing camera in a fencing salle

BF and The Change Foundation are working on a pilot project delivering fencing to young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The programme aims to provide a unique experience for young people who would otherwise never access fencing and don’t engage with mainstream sports, all while encouraging social integration and helping them to develop motor skills.

For more information on The Change Foundation and neurodiversity, please visit our Disability Inclusion Zone.


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