Sam Ruddock recently participated in the London Paralympics. Amazingly, he only started engaging in athletic activity a year before the games began. Since then, Ruddock – who was born with cerebral palsy – has become an inspiration to others, especially those with disabilities. As such, he has been telling his tale to children at the Kip McGrath Education Centre in the UK.
The Centre helps students who require additional assistance not provided at standard schools. Students who go to mainstream schools but have disabilities attend the Centre for remedial or extension assistance. Those with varying disabilities are entitled to a free Kip McGrath tutoring assessment to determine whether or not they require additional help in core subjects. Thereafter, a suitable program can be designed.
Kip McGrath offers: an initial assessment; personally-designed programs; fully-supervised, 80 minute sessions; small groups of students; homework; innovative Kip McGrath programs to make learning fun; and more.
It is anticipated that, with Sam’s inspiration, there will be more sports accessibility for the disabled. The current situation is that a mere 10 percent of sports clubs have reported an increase in disabled participants. Therefore, the hope is that Ruddock’s achievements will help others, as will the information about the help available through the Kip McGrath Education Centre.