Inclusive, fun and inspiring sessions and projects

The KEEN community is built around our diverse and active session programme, including weekly opportunities for people of all ages and needs to get involved in sports and games, creative arts and drama, and other social and recreational activities.

 
 
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Who is KEEN for?

 

While KEEN is an inclusive environment, our session programme and projects are particularly focused around giving opportunities to children and adults with physical or learning disabilities, and/or special needs. We cater for a wide range of needs and rarely turn anyone away.

The young people and/or adults who come to our sessions and our own 'Session Coaches' take part alongside each other. Session Coaches offer participants the right level of support for them, from a 1-to-1 pairing to being part of a small group.

We can cater to young people aged 4 and upwards, and different sessions are grouped by a mix of age and ability level to get a good fit for all.

KEEN sessions are free for all under-18 participants, with a £6 contribution per session for our two adult sessions.

You can find out more about all our sessions below, including how our young people, adults and Session Coaches take part alongside each other. You can also find links to our registration form for new participants.

 

 
 

Our regular sessions

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Saturday afternoons, 14:00—15:20 (ages 4-12) and 15:40-17:00 (ages 13-25)

Allsorts is our sports session for participants aged 4-25. 'Athletes' (our participants) rotate between three activities from a wide range of sports, ranging from traditional to the more unusual. Each activity is led by an experienced Session Leader who plans the session to suit all abilities.


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Monday evenings 18:00—19:20

Aimed at teenagers, KEEN Teens is a social club that gets up to all sorts of shenanigans, including baking, science experiments, challenges, a multitude of games and even murder mystery nights!


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Thursday evenings, 17:30—18:30

Zig-Zag is our weekly performing arts session aimed at children aged 4-11. Each session features an exciting mash-up of music, dance, arts and crafts and games. Every term follows a different theme led by our volunteer leaders, covering anything from nursery rhymes to Horrible Histories; myths and legends to Hollywood blockbusters. All are strung together by a story, complete with costumes and props.


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Monday evenings, 19:30-21:30

GrEAT Social is our fun, easygoing social club for over-18s, featuring everything from pub quizzes, park picnics and games nights, to arts and crafts, karaoke nights and visits from birds of prey!


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tuesday evenings, 19:00-20:00

GrEAT Sports is our multisports club for over-18s. A new sport is introduced every three weeks, allowing participants to get a good introduction, develop new skills and keep active. Keeping it varied, we’ve had everything from hockey, football and tennis, to martial arts, archery and zumba!

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The KEEN Plus programme

 

In addition to our regular sessions, we also run a variety of special events and daytrips throughout the terms, such as ice skating, swimming, theatre trips, museum visits and more. These are known as KEEN+ for children, or GrEAT+ for over-18s.

 
 
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The KEEN Calendar

See when our upcoming events are below. For more detailed information on our sessions each week, you can receive the weekly KEEN bulletin by joining our mailing list.