As a social enterprise, Bascule Disability Training’s core mission is working with schools to cultivate positive perceptions around disability. Whilst we are committed to spending 75% of our surplus on this, demand outstrips our ability to supply, which is why we are ask businesses for their help.
By sponsoring a school, you can play a pivotal role in doing this. Funding will provide the opportunity for us to engage with children, helping them to form empathetic and understanding attitudes towards disability through a range of educational activities.
Our school packages
Bascule creates positive perspectives by allowing children to explore and understand disability through a variety of activities. These have been created to compliment the curriculum and are facilitated by a user-led instructor (a person who has a disability themselves).
The days are comprised of interactive workshops where people with disabilities discuss their lives and answer young people’s questions. They also involve discussions and activities on inclusion, accessibility, and bullying, with games and role play sessions, and disability sports.
Free awareness days
Budgetary restraints and financial pressures have inevitably forced schools to make many cutbacks, leading to a significant reduction in extracurricular activity. At Bascule, we offer businesses the opportunity to fund state schools, so they can continue to receive our awareness programmes free of charge, meaning disability awareness is not overlooked or ignored.
The need for awareness
Sadly, 80% of children with SEND in school, report being bullied.
At age seven, 12% of children with special needs said they are bullied ‘all of the time’ by other pupils.
Furthermore, 15-year-olds with SEN are significantly more likely to be frequent victims of threats or acts of physical violence and theft.
Our awareness programmes are designed to help to tackle this, reinforcing positive attitudes around disability amongst children and young people.
We also aim to address the fact that 67% of adults in the UK feel awkward talking to people with disabilities- and that 53% of adults with disabilities experience bullying or harassment in the workplace as a result of their disability.
We understand the importance of cultivating a culture of empathy, diversity and understanding for the younger generation.
Why sponsor a school? The Business benefits
Your dedication to helping a school improve its disability awareness will impact community development, improve education, and make steps towards creating a more inclusive, empathetic, and understanding society.
Sponsoring a school not only gives your brand visibility across the school community, it also offers an opportunity to achieve your CSR goals, news of which can be shared internally, and in most cases externally, via the assistance of Bascule’s comms team.
Choosing a school
Businesses can either sponsor a state school that has already reached out to Bascule, expressing a need or interest for our programmes, or they can provide funding for a school of their choice. This may be a local school, a school that the business has a relationship with, or one that is connected to the businesses’ staff members.
Help us champion an inclusive future
Make a lasting impact on how the next generation perceives disability and sponsor a school today.
For further details on sponsorship or to find out more about Bascule Disability Training’s school awareness days- email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Chris has discovered a range of unique methods of reaching all age groups, and so all the children are engaged, and absorbed in all the activities and discussions. They asked him thoughtful and well-considered questions and were really responsive to his activities, and the younger pupils loved playing Boccia!
“Many parents commented on how their children had really empathised and understood disability after Chris’s workshops. They were able to understand things from his perspective.
“Chris’s choice of activities and discussions make it very real for the children, it gives them a very important and meaningful learning experience.”
Vicky Jenner, St Peter’s Church of England Primary School