The Champions is a project run by and for young disabled people in Merseyside to allow them to have their voices heard and be change agents in local schools and communities. The group is led by students from Bank View School, Redbridge High School and Sandfield Park School. Over the last few years the group has worked with a number of organisations and partners to instigate change, please see below for more details of these projects:
In 2017, The Champions group are working on a rap and music video based on the The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, stay tuned to this page for updates.
“Slow Thinking Wins” Project with Liverpool Hope University
The Champions Group worked with Liverpool Hope University looking at how peoples thinking changes their attitudes towards disabled people, and have created an artifact and film to help raise awareness.
Watch the video here:
The Champions Top 10 Tips!
The Champions group have continued to meet in 2015, the group aims to empower disabled young people to have their voices heard and be change agents in their schools, communities and cities. The group worked to create a poster, a rap and film, which highlights the barriers that disabled young people face and how positive change can be made.
The Champions – Top 10 Tips Short Film
The project initially saw a group of young people visit various venues across the Liverpool City region to review their quality of access as well as various other criteria including the facilities on offer and even how friendly they were. The group worked with volunteers and staff from DaDaFest, Merseyside Youth Association and Sandfield Park School to develop a blogging site which they then populated with reviews and images. It also provides venues in the city with a platform to assess themselves and find ways of improving. You can view the website here. The project was a collaboration between DaDaFest, Merseyside Youth Association, Sandfield Park School, Aigburth High School & Redbridge High School.