Zurich Community Trust: Teen Academy supporters

Business for good

85% of Bobath Scotland's work is made possible by the generosity of people and organisations. This year we welcomed new support from the Zurich Community Trust, who made a grant towards this year's Teen Academy. As we write up the feedback reports from recent months, it’s worth reflecting on the impact a business can make.

Teen Academy took place during the summer holidays with 10 young people between the ages of 14-18 taking part. Not only did they learn practical skills for everyday life but were able to build their friendships too.

Young people with cerebral palsy want the same chances to enjoy and participate in life.  However, they experience significant differences from typical journeys to adulthood. By connecting with their peers in a friendly environment, young people were able build relationships with others facing similar challenges to reduce the social exclusion they feel. 

“It has shown me that, no matter our level of CP, our ability to talk or walk or how many crutches we own, everyone is battling to be the best, strongest, most clever human being that we can be. Being around people with the same condition as me has made me feel like I’m part of one big family, and that my CP is nothing to be ashamed of!”

Our thanks go to Zurich Community Trust for seeing the potential in young people with cerebral palsy and helping make Teen Academy possible.

To read Kirsty’s full blog please go here http://www.bobathscotland.org.uk/article/blog/teen-academy-blog