Wheelchair workshops helps kids become more independent

Holly Hewitt practices wheelies with the help of Roy Wild Wheelchair Workshop held at Ipswich Academ

Holly Hewitt practices wheelies with the help of Roy Wild Wheelchair Workshop held at Ipswich Academy by Go Kids Go.

A wheelchair workshop in Ipswich has helped youngsters become more independent though training and games.

Emily Hatcher (right) and Sister Sophie practice their wheelies with the help of Emily Ellington at

Emily Hatcher (right) and Sister Sophie practice their wheelies with the help of Emily Ellington at the Wheelchair Workshop held at Ipswich Academy by Go Kids Go watched by mum Clare.

The skills days organised by Go Kids Go, were held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and helped children and teenagers up to the age of 18 learn skills including balance for negotiating curbs, road safety and confidence in getting around, through activities such as basketball and dance.

The annual workshop held by the charity also allowed parents and siblings to understand what it it like to use a wheelchair.

Emily Ellington, occupational therapist and mobility trainer at Go Kids Go, said: “It went really well. You can see the difference just from one day of training, they usually come along quite quickly.”


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