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Huddersfield BOK Swimmers excel at the Special Olympic Games, Bath 2013

    Our Borough Of Kirklees Special Needs Squad based at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield; their amazing coaches and families returned triumphant from the Special Olympic Summer Games today. Jack Drennan, Aisling Connelly, Zoe Rank, Ruben Reuter, Joanne Kempley, … Continue reading

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Ultra12 – 12 days, 12 counties, 12 ultramarathons!

In 2014  Tony Holland and Steve Major are going to run 12 back to back Ultramarathons in the UK. This will be achieved by running 50 kilometres in each of the twelve UK regions over a 12 day period. Steven … Continue reading

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Huddersfield Swimming Champion Stars In Coca Cola Ad

  Huddersfield’s Joanne Kempley is a World Champion swimmer. She swims with the Borough Of Kirklees additional needs squad and along with 6 other team mates will be representing Yorkshire & Humberside later this month in the  Special Olympics GB … Continue reading

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West Yorkshire firefighters raise thousands for HDSSG

  Firefighters from across West Yorkshire took part in one of the biggest events in the emergency services calendar  – the annual MJ Quinn UK Firefighters Sailing Challenge. Huddersfield Watch Commander Darren Bagley has led West Yorkshire’s sailing team since … Continue reading

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New funding changes for children with SEN in mainstream settings – a parents guide.

  The Council for disabled children has put together a very useful guide explaining the new funding changes and children with SEN in mainstream schools in a briefing for parents. Please read on:  

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15 medals & a model – more BOK swim team success

  Ruben, Joanne, Ben & Rebekah swam with the Borough of Kirklees Disability Team this weekend at the Down Syndrome European Swimming championships that took place in Southampton. All our swimmers came away with medals. From left to right – Rebekah … Continue reading

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Jack models for National Children’s museum

 ‘Three days ahead of its opening to the public on March 29, Eureka gave a sneak preview of their £2.9m gallery to the press and key people who made the gallery happen.’ ‘Only hours after contractors made the finishing touches to … Continue reading

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How Huddersfield celebrated 21.03.13!

  Today (21.03.13) HDSSG celebrated World Down Syndrome Day. We were not alone! We were thrilled with the support of local businesses, schools, families and friends that embraced the day with us.  Our local newspaper the Huddersfield Examiner featured us in … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day 2013!

21st March 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. A global awareness day which has been recognised by the United Nations since 2012. Shabang Inclusive Learning, based at The Watershed in Slaithwaite and Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support … Continue reading

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Budding Boden models

  Boden was one of the very first retailers to use a child model who had Down Syndrome, Thea Shiers and her sister were part of a winter campaign for the clothing company. Now we have seen more models rocking their … Continue reading

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Think BIG Think BOLD

 

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LIFEWORKS – for people 18+ with a learning disability in Kirklees

   

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Swimmers are winners!

Our fabulous youngsters swam with the Borough Of Kirklees special needs team yesterday at the Hull Special Olympics Swimming Gala. The day was a huge success with team BOK bringing in a haul totalling 18 medals!   The guys and … Continue reading

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Role MODELS hit the headlines!

  It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for HDSSG member Jack Davies. After been ‘spotted’ whilst at school and asked if he would model for a new council project and then coincidentally being invited by Eureka Children’s Museum to another photo … Continue reading

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HDSSG’s Ruben R stars in Cbbc show!

This February Huddersfield’s very own superstar Ruben R starred in a new series of Cbbc’s ‘My Life’ in an episode titled ‘Breaking Free’ The fabulous and multi award winning MARKTHREE MEDIA  were behind the production of this great documentary which follows three young people … Continue reading

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