The TWS Sports Podcast is a podcast hosted by autistic students from Tettenhall Wood School in the West Midlands. We set up the podcast in May 2021 as a way to teach our students skills such as developing their communication, improving social skills, increasing their knowledge of technology and much more.
Since launching the podcast in May 2021 we have had some great success. We have managed to attract some huge names from the world of sport and beyond onto our podcast such as Joe Hart, Harry Redknapp, Nasser Hussain, Kurt Angle, Sir Clive Woodward, Paddy McGuinness and many more. In addition to this we also won a GLOBAL 'Sports Podcast Award' for the 'Best Equality and Social Impact Sports Podcast' at the 2021 awards. This was a huge honour for our school and we came out on top against some great podcasts from around the world.
Click the link to watch us receive our award - Click here.
We have also been featured in a number of different news outlets such as BBC News, Express & Star, WCR FM and others. Click on the links below to watch, read and listen to what we have to say.
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National World - Click to find our more.
Spautism - Click to find our more.
WCR FM - Click to find our more.
Since starting the podcast we have has a number of different students hosting the podcast and having the opportunity to chat to a range of top sportsmen and women from around the world. The feedback from the students has been amazing with one of our hosts, Tom stating that 'The TWS Sports Podcast has provided me with incredible opportunities that I would never have dreamt of doing'
We have had the opportunity to speak to many amazing guests on the podcast and here is what a few of them had to say.
- Joe Hart - 'Thank you for inviting me on the podcast. You are providing your students with an incredible learning opportunity. Well done.'
- Paddy McGuinness - 'As a parent of autistic children this podcast is so inspiring. To see what you are doing now is wonderful.'
- Kurt Angle - 'This is an incredible podcast hosted by autistic children. Make sure you give it a listen, you won't want to miss it.'
- Nasser Hussain - 'Keep up the amazing work everyone at TWS. You are showcasing what amazing things autistic individuals can do.'