Our work Disability programmes Hi5! Sports Club SINCE THE EASING OF RESTRICTIONS Hi5! IS BACK IN PERSON! Hi5! is a weekly programme which introduces children and young people with special educational needs to different sports and activities. Bath Rugby Foundation has been running Hi5! sports club for 13 years and we are the only mixed ability, multi-sports club for youngsters in the region. The programme has been specially designed by our inclusion coaches for those with physical or learning disabilities, using a variety of sports and activities to develop fundamental movements such as agility, balance and co-ordination, as well as giving participants a safe, fun environment to get healthy. Young people try a variety of sports and work out which is best for them, with expert guidance along the way via our coaches and guest coaches from local organisations and clubs. The whole family is welcome, whether disabled or not, meaning siblings and friends can join in the fun! Hi5! also tackles the issue of social exclusion, which many children and young people struggle with. Friendships are formed which extend well beyond the weekly Hi5! sessions. We aim to improve confidence and ultimately encourage participants journey's to independence. Term Two (November/December) Hi5! takes place in the Hayesfield School Sports Hall, Upper Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 3LA Children and young people with disabilities are more likely to be obese than children without disabilities and this risk increases with age. This is likely due to unusual dietary patterns and fewer opportunities to engage in physical activity. Finding a sport for you or your family member to enjoy can be a struggle – with few opportunities to just come along and give it a try. The Hi5! Sports Club also tackles the issue of social exclusion, which many children and young people struggle with. Friendships have been formed which extend well beyond the weekly Hi5! sessions. Other opportunities include participating in the Inclusive School Games festivals through Wesport. Email Lauren at [email protected] to find out more.