We firmly believe that having a disability should not be a barrier to participating in sport and leading a healthy and active lifestyle. As such, with the support of the Lords Taverners, we provide an amazing Cricket programme called Super 1s.
A huge part of Super 1s is about helping young people realise their potential. Over the past six weeks we teamed up with Discovery and their Supported Employment team to provide a programme that will ultimately lead to Super 1s volunteering at Somerset CC T20 matches!
Over the past six weeks, 15 Super 1s participants have engaged with a theme that has been designed to support future steps, whatever those might look like. We explored topics such as identifying our own skills and qualities, how to work as a team, understanding what is work, creating a CV, preparing for interviews and being interviewed.
Our final Stepping Stone session took place at the Cooper Associates County ground where all 15 young people were interviewed for the position of T20 match volunteer. All interviewees battled nerves and anxieties, but all performed superbly.
Alfie from our South Bristol Super 1 Project had this to say about his Stepping Stone experience
It was really helpful to be involved in the Stepping Stone Programme. I had the chance to practice being interviewed. I learnt about body language and posture. It was really helpful
Whatever direction our Super 1s take, we hoped to have played a small part in nurturing their self esteem to help them believe that anything can be possible.
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