B.A.S.E. Camp Project

03/05/2016

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in partnership with Aurora, Northern Community Leisure Trust have launched a new pilot project for children with coordination difficulties, including challenges with balance, core stability, postural stability, sequencing and planning and the organisation of their movements.

B.A.S.E CAMP stands for Body in Action through Sport and Exercise and the programme is aimed at children aged between 7 – 11 years old in mainstream education who find it challenging to engage in mainstream sports groups or holiday schemes.

The aim of this project is to tailor a programme for children to develop their coordination and sports skills to give them ownership of their own physical wellbeing.

This initiative has been inspired by a young boy who attended Scrabo Children’s Centre who found it difficult to make the transition into holiday sport camps with a large number of children with mixed abilities.

There is a real risk of children within this client group of becoming disengaged in sports within their community which will reduce their future opportunities to develop skills encouraged through Occupational and Physical Therapy and pose a risk to the children’s Physical and Mental Health.

The Boot Camp team from left, Reece Bogan, Gabriel Casey, Noah Torrens, Samuel Summerton and Rhylan Cordner, accompanied by their esteemed coaches Trevor Octave and Stephen Marshall.