Leigh Verdot, Head Teacher of Fairview School, visited the Club on Tuesday evening with Stuart Farmer, a specialist in physical education at the school. Leigh took the time to thank the Club for the generous support over several years. The donations of equipment had been invaluable in expanding their resources. The specialist bikes and the Acheeva bed had been complemented by the more recent gym equipment.
Leigh assured the Members that all the resources are in constant use and added to the quality of activities for the pupils. Over the years, the pupils attending the school were suffering from more challenging disabilities. This required more complex care packages so the pieces of equipment helped the school program greatly.
Stewart continued the talk about the problems that pupils with restricted mobility had with being overweight or obese. He has created a programme to help those with weight problems to have more opportunities. A regime of exercise was both enjoyable and had a beneficial effect. Stewart demonstrated the regime with photos of the children using the gym equipment, although the "pupil" on the climbing frame had an uncanny resemblance to our former Secretary!!! "
Ian thanked Leigh and Stewart for their time with the Club and was happy to report that the members were delighted that the equipment was making such a difference.