Two of our children were chosen to visit Fartown High School on Friday 23rd March to take part in the Pennine Sports Partnership Paralympics Sports Event. There was a mixture of children both disabled and able bodied taking part.
Firstly the children were put into country groups such as Jamaica or Spain etc. and quickly made new friends. All of the events were created to show the children how different it would be if they had a disability of somekind. Firstly the children played a version of volleyball, they were not allowed to stand and had to shuffle on their bottoms to move around the court to be able to hit the ball over the net to the opposing team.
Next was a really exciting challenge! Wheelchair basketball! The children had a tricky time manouvering their specially adapted sports wheelchairs around the sportshall, passing balls to each other before eventually trying to have a team game!
Another event the children participated in was blindfold handball. The children practised passing a a ball to each other sat in a circle with their feet touching. A large ball was placed in the middle of them and the object was to pass the ball to each other blindfolded! The ball did have a bell inside of it, so extra special listening skills were needed for this game!
All of the children had a lovely morning and made lots of new friends!