PITCHEROAK School in Redditch is playing an active role in a new campaign aimed at fighting intolerance.
Play Unified, a Special Olympics GB campaign delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, is celebrating a second successful year fighting intolerance in schools across the UK – reaching almost 30,000 young people nationwide.
Pupils from Pitcheroak have been participating in the campaign which aims to change perceptions of and end intolerance towards young people with intellectual disabilities (ID), such as the fact that eight out of ten experience bullying.
The scheme aims to strengthen leadership and sport participation for young people with intellectual disabilities and develop inclusive environments in schools through sport.
Redditch has a highly successful – and medal winning – Special Olympics team which has won national recognition for its sporting successes and endeavours which has seen them feted by national politicians and international celebrities as well as locally by civic leaders.