ASL - Ski project gets a lift

16th October 2009 at 01:00

An Edinburgh school has received a funding boost of around pound;10,000 from the BBC's Children in Need.

Kaimes Special School has more than 100 pupils, most of whom have a diagnosis of autism. The grant will be used to set up a ski club at Midlothian Snowsports Centre. Pupils will be able to mix with their peers as well as learning how to ski.

In addition to developing their social skills, the young people will be able to use the ski club as an opportunity to fulfil their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Marilyne MacLaren, Edinburgh City Council's education leader, said: "It is so important for children who have special needs such as autism, to be given the opportunity to join in with mainstream physical activities, which other children often take for granted. This new ski club will allow this to happen."

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