Pupil Referral Unit
We use the positive impact of sport to empower our students, it helps to give them the confidence to try new challenges. Many of the young people who come to us have very low self esteem and lack confidence, through sport we build up their self esteem so they take pride in what they achieve at Pinderfields Hospital PRU.
A sport and art, started in the 1980s in France by bored teenagers, where a person vaults, climbs, and does acrobatic stunts from objects in their path instead of merely running around them. Our students take part in Free Running sessions at various centres.
These sessions involve climbing games that encourage balance and coordination. Also stretches and simple conditioning, health and fitness permitting. The majority of the sessions are spent attempting the wall routes with the groups working together supporting each other whilst being supervised by instructors.
Our students enjoy horse riding sessions based at The Riding for the Disabled Centre. The centre has a varied selection of horses and ponies who are perfect for our students. The horses and ponies also regularly provide therapy, a sense of achievement, and enjoyment to people with disabilities.
Students attend the leisure centre for weekly sessions in the gym. Sessions are supervised and led by qualified instructors and our own staff. Sessions covering general fitness and healthy lifestyles help to contribute to both their physical and mental well being