Power House Games are bespoke sports days using adapted and inclusive games and sports activities. Although many of the games were designed for people with disabilities, the games by definition are inclusive so these very “user friendly” activities often provide the perfect hook to engage “non-sporty” children.
We explain how the games came into being and how they allow everybody, not just people with a disability, to be included in sport.
We use a range of sports and activities including sitting volleyball, new age kurling, visually impaired football, and boccia. We prefer to set up outside – for example, in a MUGA or on a playground – but if the weather requires it we can set up indoors and flex to fit the available space.
Participants are encouraged to test their beliefs about ability and disability and what it is to be different, to learn to respect other people’s differences, and we work with them to challenge their assumptions of what they can and cannot do. At the core of what we do is the Growth Mindset – learning, understanding and exploring how we can grow and improve.
At same time, the participants benefit from the positive physical and social experience that we know sport can provide. Importantly they have a lot of fun and so are inspired to try sport again.