Holidays kick off with CADS

Inclusive sport and leisure activities have always been key to our vision of a society which recognises all children and young people as valued and valuable members of their communities. Our Children’s Able & Disabled Sport (CADS) programme was founded in response to the belief that our students deserved to join high-quality sports activities which met their needs and enabled them to have fun with their peers, and has grown to include regular climbing, football, basketball, dance and gymnastics clubs as well as multi-sport holiday programmes. And we are thrilled that this holiday, CADS kids have done themselves proud once again.

Local artist Christine Evans has been running art sessions with CADS members and other Seashell students, producing pieces of art on the theme of ‘Home Sweet Home’. As finished pieces will be displayed in the new residential houses, this has been a wonderful way for Seashell students to discover their creative side and put their own stamp on each of the new homes.

Work with Onside Youth Zones enabled us to host the inaugural Inter-Youth Zone CADS event on the 28th May, bringing together more than 60 young people from Greater Manchester and the North West to participate in activities including swimming, sitting volleyball and arts and crafts. Volunteers had the opportunity to create short films during the event, and we hope that it proved the value of inclusive sports as a way to promote health and fitness, confidence and communication for people with disabilities – and, most importantly, as a way to have fun with other people their age!

Most of all, we think that the success of the event demonstrates one thing: #YoungPeopleCan.


If you are interested in learning more about our inclusive sports offer, please contact the sports department on 0161 610 0104, visit our sports webpage or email

Next week, children ages 4-16 will join our fully-inclusive swim camp, running the 1st – 5th June. To book a place, contact Seashell Sports Department on 0161 610 0104 or text ‘Camp’ to 07928 591152.