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Reaching Higher Project arts and sports programmes

The Reaching Higher Project provides sports and arts courses for children and young people with additional needs and their siblings.

  • 13 different sports and activity options
  • Suitable for children and young people ages 5-25
  • Children with disabilities and their siblings can attend together
  • First session free with a Taster Session Ticket

All staff and volunteers undertake disability awareness training and safeguarding before they work on the Reaching Higher Project. Lead sports coaches and arts practitioners have specific qualifications relevant to the activity they are delivering.

Arts courses

The Reaching Higher Project Arts sessions include:

  • Video production
  • Music and karaoke
  • DJing
  • Dance workshops

Sports courses

The Reaching Higher Project Sports sessions include:

  • Athletics (at The Bridge Leisure Centre)
  • Cricket
  • Rebound Therapy Children's sessions
  • Rebound Therapy and Multi-Sport Adult session
  • Wheelchair basketball (age 11+)
In-person Reaching Higher courses are not currently running due to coronavirus restrictions.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email

Join our free Zoom sessions

Term time virtual Zoom sessions are currently taking place free of charge whilst current guidelines make it difficult to run them as practical sessions.

  • Reaching Higher Project Dance – virtual Zoom session on Mondays starting at 6pm
  • Reaching Higher Project Karaoke – virtual Zoom session on Fridays starting at 4pm
  • Reaching Higher Project DJ’ing – virtual Zoom session on Fridays starting at 6pm
  • Reaching Higher Project Digital Video Production – virtual Zoom session on Saturdays starting at 2pm

Anyone interested in joining any of these sessions should in the first instance contact Paul Taylor by email at

Feedback and testimonials

“It's great to have the continuity of the dance sessions and to be able to see the members of the group. There is great interaction between the young people and support staff, which during these unprecedented times of the Coronavirus brings a sense of normality to their lives. I feel this is a very positive session.” - A parent/carer of someone who attends the virtual Zoom dance sessions

"The virtual DJ club and quiz has been an absolute godsend. It has given him an outlet to enjoy engaging in something he really enjoys. He has found lockdown really tricky and his anxiety levels have been high but to be able to take part in the DJ club online has given him a bit of normality. He really enjoys it even if his team loses the quiz every week. Thank you so much to Adam and Jack and everyone who had made this possible with funding." – parent of a young person who attends the virtual DJ sessions.

"The session gives Henry opportunity to meet mates online safely and have fun, which is especially important during periods when he is unable to go to school or meet friends out of school due to lockdown or COVID restrictions. The leaders are very good at encouraging appropriate social interaction such as taking turns, being kind as well as encouraging each participant to communicate effectively in the sessions  The sessions give us a much needed break at home - they are a lifeline." - Caroline, parent/carer of Henry

"Pleased that you have been able to adapt and deliver these sessions which Dan really enjoys. His whole social life has been on hold since last March, so this is an important way for him to keep in touch with you and his friends and have some semblance of the old routine to stick to!" - Steve, parent/carer of Daniel

"It's awesome and great. Hannah and Alysha are good teachers and I love the dance" - AT, participant

"Dancing is good (and a thumbs up)” - RW, participant