School Games Paralympic Festival

On Thursday 20th April, it was my absolute privilege to attend the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland School Games Paralympic Festival.

Over 300 young athletes from over 35 schools across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland (LLR) were at Loughborough University to take part in a day of activity. Delivered by Active Together in partnership with our School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), the School Games Paralympic Festival was a multi-sport inclusive event, tailored specifically to be appropriate to a range of students from special and mainstream schools across the school sport network.
Athletes qualified from the 10 district areas across LLR to compete against one another in the County Finals of Sportshall Athletics, Boccia and New Age Kurling.

Really wonderful to meet Young Leaders from Lutterworth High, Stamford College, Beaumont Leys School and Forest Way who supported and made all the difference the young athletes for the Sportshall Athletics, Activity Carousel, Boccia and New Age Kurling events. They were all fantastic and did an amazing job.
Team Leicestershire Talent Ambassador Ben Higgins and England Cerebral Palsy Development Squad footballer Freddie Lamb in attendance, who spoke to the athletes and took part in the award ceremonies. Freddie Lamb inspiring young athletes by showing them his England cap!

An Awards Ceremony took place for each Sportshall Athletics, Boccia and New Age Kurling County Final, and the winners, runners up and third place were announced as well as a ‘Spirit of the Games’ winner, for the Team best representing the School Games values of Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-Belief and Teamwork.

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