New sports opportunities created for students with mild learning disability at Penwith College
As part of the Truro and Penwith College 'Health, Well-being and Sport' programme, Foundation Study students from Penwith College have been participating in lunchtime football sessions on the 3G pitches at the college. The new opportunities have been created as a result of close inter-department working and planning between several members of staff including College Sports Maker, Julian Wills, and Penwith College Deputy Team Leader for Foundation Studies, Chris Holmes.
Up to 10 students with mild learning disabilities are now regularly participating in the lunchtime football sessions at the Penwith Campus. The long term goal is to create a team, linking with the Cornwall FA to offer participate in local central venue matches specifically established for young players with MLD. Truro and Penwith College are currently working in partnership with Warren Parker, Cornwall FA Disability Football Development Officer, to create sustainable opportunities for the Penwith students.
Julian said "I am delighted with the progress we are making with the provision of sports opportunities for students. The support from staff and enthusiasm of the students is excellent."