Occupational Therapy Students Disabled Bowling Session

On 4th December Peter Ring and Derek Spiller ran a three hour session at the Club for ten graduate Occupational Therapy Students and their Lecturer, Annette Feaks, from Brighton University covering the use of the wide range of disabled bowling equipment now available. We have subsequently received the following letter from Annette:-

“I wanted to message yourself to convey how impressed we were with the session provided at the bowls club by Peter and Derek on 4th December.

Their communication in advance of the session was very efficient with a clear agenda of what to expect, in addition we were made to feel very welcome during the activity.

The encouragement received and explanation was very sensitive and appropriate and we really appreciate the opportunity to speak with bowlers whose needs have recently altered and trial some of the adaptive equipment. The students really valued the session and now have an idea of how this activity could be used for those they may work with, and perhaps there’s some budding bowlers amongst them too!

We were really impressed by the scope of the bowls club and had no idea that the provision was so far reaching, it really assisted in cementing the sense of belonging that such a community holds, this is a really important concept in occupational therapy and was very evident during the session, please do extend our thanks once again to Peter and Derek as well as the other bowlers there on the day who made us feel welcome and answered our questions.”

Peter Ring, our Club President and Ambassador for Disability Bowls England in Sussex commented “this session is part of our continuing commitment to disability bowls and community engagement. We hope to run these sessions on a regular basis in the future.”

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