Cricket Green School
Age group
12 -14, ASD Class
Group size
8 students
Session Leader
Meighan Curren, class teacher
40 minute, Physical Education and Motor Skills lesson


Cricket Green is a forward-thinking SEN school in South London which has been usingCosmo to focus on the individualised learning experiences of many of it’s students.
Meighan used Cosmo to facilitate a long-term movement and teamwork activity with herclass, all of whom are on the autistic spectrum.
She collected student’s scores from Cosmo activities over a whole term, displaying them on a scoreboard, and adding a funcompetitive aspect to the weekly sessions.
How was Cosmo used?

Meighan wanted to introduce a whole-class activity that increased her class’s movement, spatial awareness, and scanning skills, as well as nurturing skills such as joint attention and collaboration.

She used two Cosmo activities (Exercise & Showdown) during regular 40 minute lessons, over a whole term. The cosmoids were spread around the class and students had to find and press as many as they could in the allotted time.

Students then wrote their scores ona large scoreboard that the class had created together. Students also split into teams and played Showdown together, which involved each team being allocated a colour and then finding as many of their coloured cosmoids as possible, in the allotted time.

How did pupils respond?

The students picked up the concept of each activity surprisingly quickly and were reallymotivated by the exciting colours and sounds that the cosmoids made. Meighan mentioned that some students moved far more than usual and stayed engaged in the activityfor an impressive length of time.

What was challenging?

Initially the biggest challenge was getting each student to wait for their turn to play. Introducing the team element meant that students didn’t have to wait as long, and it’s great that you can change the length of the activity in case you feel it’s too short or too long for the students your working with.

What worked best?

Having the Cosmo Teacher’s Guide was really handy as there are lots of tips on how to in corporate Cosmo into daily school activities. We started with the cosmoids close to the students and then gradually moved them further away, which encouraged more movement and scanning. It made the activity more challenging but in a fun way. Showdown also worked really well for encouraging teamwork between the students. We could split them into an Orange team and a Green team and get them to work together, and also competitively.

Would you recommend the Cosmo to another school or teacher?

Absolutely. it would be an excellent addition to the toolkit for any Special education needs classroom.

“Cosmo is fantastic! I can’t say enough positive things about it. It’s really helping the students to develop their turn taking skills, to work together, and to have the opportunity to give directions to the rest of the class.”

Meighan Curren—Teacher, Cricket Green School

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