Sport plays a very important part of a child's education. From learning new motor skills & co-ordination, to learning to deal with frustration and building a child's ability to work as part of a team; sport can, and often does, play a fundamental role in character & personal development.
Less able, or disabled children, have in the past, unfortunately failed to experience the benefits of sports and some types of physical activity and have been unable to join in. Inclusive Sports have gained great traction in recent years, especially since London 2012. School games have been created that enabled children of all abilities to compete against each other.
Websites such as ID Training Science have more information and downloadable assets to help your school build an inclusive environment for PE lessons and after-school sports. Sport England is also offering specific Inclusive Sports Workshops to carry the momentum of London 2012, in an effort to benefit as many people as possible.
Outside of an academic setting, Inclusive Cycling and Triathlons appear to have increased in popularity, with adaptive bikes and bike shops opening across the UK. The emphasis on an inclusive community and the socailising that comes with it, has tremendous psychological benefits.