Allianz Park played host to a series of sporting sessions for Autistic children from London’s Mapledown School this morning.
Specialised staff from the Saracens Sports Foundation led the sessions, which are designed to provide the children who suffer from autism a chance to exercise in a fun and controlled environment.
After the session, teacher Suzi Ainsworth at the specialised school for children with severe and complex learning disabilities, spoke of an “enjoyable morning”
“There is so much expertise here with the Saracens team and kids have been really involved during the sessions; it has been a thoroughly enjoyable morning” said Suzi”.
“The equipment we have been using has been fantastic and it really has been a great boost for the children to get out and experience a completely different environment from what they are necessarily accustomed to, and the energy levels of the kids have been really high throughout this morning’s session”
She added; “It’s incredibly important, as it us for all of us to get out and get regular exercise, and these guys are no different. Of course it is all that more difficult for these guys to go out and exercise due to their disabilities; so to be able to do this in such a fantastic facility which is safe, secure, warm and alive with a great buzz is just brilliant for them; especially on a Monday morning. What a great way to start to the week.”