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@ Forrester High School - Friday 27th March 2020





East Lothian Physical Activity for those with Additional Support Needs

Did you know that East Lothian a wide selection of local opportunities for children with Additional and/or Complex needs to take part in physical Activity?  We have listed some of the opportunities below which we as Active Schols work with so to look for more info (or more opoortunities) so Click Here to find contact details of your local Active Schools Coordinator



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Active Schools Classes

Not many people realise, that a large number of Active Schools Classes across East Lothian. are actually suitable for children with a wide range of disabilities and additional support needs. 

Click Here to see all the opportunities available in your area, then contact your Active Schools Coordinator who would be more than willing to have a chat with you about using or local knowledge and expertise and help find the most appropriate Activity for your child to access and we will look to see where we can best provide support for your child to enjoy these opportunities right here on your doorstep.


 Team United

Team United

Team United Sports is a charity that works to support young people with disabilities overcome social barriers they often face when taking part in sport and physical activity, particularly team sports. We focus on supporting young people aged 10-16 years with Autism but not exclusively. 

Many of their sessions are right here in East Lothian, and they are always looking for more young people to get invovled,

Team United say this about their services;

"We do this through offering young people the opportunity to take part in a player pathway that offers a number of components and opportunities such as weekly sports or activity instruction, social activities and an awards scheme.  We focus our attention on knowing as much as we can about each of  our players, use their chosen sport as the motivator to break down social barriers and get them playing together as a team. More importantly, being active and enjoy taking part."

For more information visit - www.team-united.org.uk 


 Tranent ParaFootball

Tranent Colts Para-Football

 Tranent Colts are an award winning team that offers a friendly and supportive football environment, open to all children with additional support needs. Their primary aim is to create an environment where players are free to express themselves, try new things, learn from each other but most importantly have fun. 

They train with fun and inclusive Football sessions every second Saturday at either Forresters Park (Summer months) or Ross High Schools (Winter Months) and have recently been playing matches against other Para Teams such as Hutchison Vale.

Tranent Colts as a football club have recently been award the SFA Legacy Award, the highest level award within their accreditation scheme for community clubs, 

For more information, find them on Facebook or contact them through their website - http://www.tranentcoltsfc.co.uk



Team East Lothian Athletics - Race Running

Does your child have difficulty walking or running...? Then  Race running could be the sport for your child. Race Running is a Paralympic sport, which uses specially designed Running Bike's which are 3 wheeled with no pedals but allow the child to have their weight supported and run. The child moves at their own speed and they can experience running on a track like never before! 

Running Bikes and the sport of Race Running are suitable for those children/adults with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Parkinson's as well as other disabilities which affect movement, balance and similar core motor skills.

Team East Lothian have running bikes for children aged 6 years old and up, and all sessions are based at Meadowmill Athletics Track (EH33 1LZ) on Monday nights from 6pm -7pm. 

for more details or to book a place, please contact Lynda Gilroy (athletics Development Officer) on 01875 619074 or email lgilroy1@enjoyleisure.com


Disability Multisport Club

A fun filled class allowing participants to enjoy a variety of sporting activities. This session is for children and adults with a physical, sensory or learning disability. 

Venue: Musselburgh Sports Centre

Time: Every Thursday @ 6:45pm - 8pm

Contact: 0131 563 5208


Enjoy Leisure ASN Swimming Club

Drop in swimming club for school aged children with a physical, sensory or learning disability. Please note, this club does focus on those children/adults who can already competently swim and is not designed for new swimmers. 

Venue: Musselburgh Sports Centre

Time: Every Tuesday @ 18:30-19:30pm

For all information on the above session or for more swimming opportunities including beginners Learn2Swim sessions, please contact East Lothian Swimming Development Officer Karen Ferguson on kferguson@enjoyleisure.com or call 01875 619070


Lothian Disability Badminton Club

A thriving local Badminton club which caters coaching for all ages with a physical or learning disability. They have club members from beginners, to internationalists, all whom have a disability

New and beginners class runs from 19:00 - 20:00pm and 20:00pm to 21:00pm for more developed players. 

Venue: Musselburgh Sports Centre

Day: Tuesday

Time: 19:00 - 21:00pm

Contact: Lyndon Williams 07846275132 or hbandnw@yahoo.co.uk



Anna Potter
Musselburgh Primary Cluster Coordinator

07976 376 945