Back in the summer term, many of our schools took part in our Move Day celebrations.

National Move Day is an annual event which is a chance for schools to celebrate the life-changing impact that The Move Programme has for disabled children across the country.

Each year Move Day has a different theme and this year’s theme was ‘Move at the Circus’, providing the chance for everyone involved to show off their movement skills in some really fun and exciting ways.

From acrobats and jugglers, magicians to clowns, there were some brilliant entrants to our Move Day competition! Thank you to all of the schools that took part for sending in your photos and descriptions of all the fun you had. We are also grateful to many of you that sent in donations from the activities you held during your Move Day celebrations.

The judging

Judging of the event was based on the following criteria;

The winning school will have:

  • Provided a range of activities, not only for the children to have fun but to practice their movement skills learnt through the Move Programme
  • Demonstrated how the school embraced the theme
  • Provided information about the event and its planning by completing the feedback form
  • Incorporated some fundraising activities

And the winner is...

After much deliberation, as all the schools involved put in some amazing effort to make their Move Days so successful, we are very pleased to announce that the winners of Move Day 2018 are….

Ivy House School!

Ivy House in Derby, turned Move Day into ‘Move Week’, and held some wonderful activities to celebrate Move achievements for pupils, staff and families, including a visit from the circus, a strong man contest and a performance to demonstrate their Move skills!

Well done to all the pupils and staff at Ivy House! We hope you enjoy your prize of a £500 Jiraffe voucher to help buy a new piece of equipment for a child.

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