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Find out how the Active Wellbeing Team at Warwick Sport are working with students to develop a programme of activities that are inclusive for all, starting with sensory-friendly table tennis.

Earlier this academic year, the Active Wellbeing team collaborated with the Autism at Warwick society to help develop the Rock Up & Play sessions on offer at the Sports and Wellness Hub. These sessions are free and allow students to enjoy a non-competitive sporting environment for all abilities.

Members of the society were given a tour of the Sports and Wellness Hub, and this prompted discussions on how the team could best support their members. As a result, sensory-friendly table tennis sessions were planned into the timetable.

Georgina Pilling, Sports Engagement Officer at Warwick Sport, said:

"I worked closely with the president of the society to ensure we reduced any barriers to accessing this session, including creating a video of the route you would need to take to find the room in which the session was taking place.

"We have over 50 hours of free sport per week, and we are striving to grow this further. One of our key aims is to ensure our Active Wellbeing programme is inclusive for all."

Due to this successful collaboration, The Active Wellbeing team plans to continue working with Autism at Warwick to improve the society's student experience. The team also aims to work with other societies and the Inclusive Education team to improve the sports provision for all abilities.

Find out more about Warwick SportLink opens in a new window and Rock Up & Play sessionsLink opens in a new window.