Morrisons Foundation supports wheelchair folk dancing for local children with disabilities

  |  Published: Apr 26th 2017

The donation from the Morrisons Foundation will enable Pace to work with Folk in Motion to run “Wolk” folk dancing workshops for wheelchair users. The sessions use dancing and movement to turn exercise into fun activities for children with disabilities, helping to keep their muscles healthy and support their sensory development.

Some of the children at Pace are on their way to becoming independent wheel chair users, and  learning to dance will give these children an opportunity to practice their skills in a fun and rewarding environment. Children with more complex disabilities will also be able to benefit as Folk in Motion ensure that the workshops are fully accessible for all.

Polly Kempson, Joint Head of School, said: “This grant means that we are able to give our students the opportunity to experience something out of the ordinary.  We are able to put on this special event to enhance their learning and give them the opportunity to use their skills in a different context. I am very excited for our children to experience wheel chair dancing and very much look forward to the event. “

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarkets and gets most of its funding from the sale of single-use carrier bags. Since launching in 2015 over £10 million has been given to charities throughout England, Scotland and Wales for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities.

The sessions will take place as part of a special music and dance day for Pace children, in late June.

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