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How Panathlon has revolutionised PE for pupils at Treetops School

Treetops School in Grays, Essex, have thrown themselves so wholeheartedly into Panathlon over the last three years that ...

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Investigo choose Panathlon as ‘Charity of the Year’

Panathlon has formed a new partnership with specialist recruitment agency Investigo that could help raise £100,000....

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Panathlon shortlisted for prestigious SJA award

Panathlon has been shortlisted for a newly-created 'Sport for Social Change' prize at the British Sport Awards....

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Royal Park Runners do Panathlon Proud

Twenty runners raised funds for the Panathlon charity today by running through the soaking wet streets and Royal Parks o...

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Freddy Grey in action!
Superheroes bring out the best in Team Panathlon

Twenty amazing people competed for Team Panathlon in Sunday's Superheroes triathlon at Dorney Lake - a London 2012 venue...

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Cole and Mason triumph in Tees Valley

Deaf schoolchildren Cole Rungien and Mason Ashton have won Panathlon awards for the positive attitude they've shown in...

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Role model Armaan is “empowered” by Panathlon

Armaan Shahzad has been named Panathlon's 2017/18 West Yorkshire Primary Outstanding Achiever after overcoming multiple...

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“Superstar” Hafzah wins our West Yorkshire prize

Hafzah Tariq is described by those who know her best as “hugely competitive,” “a real fighter” and a “superstar”. It’s...

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Award winner Mitchell inspires change

Mitchell Regan's determination not to let his disabilities affect his sporting ambitions has had a dramatic 'ripple...

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Award winner Leon ‘a joy and inspiration’

Panathlon has named teenager Leon Pring as our 2017/18 North Yorkshire Outstanding Achievement award winner for the...

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Courageous Kitty earns Outstanding Achievement prize

The determination of Kitty Kerr not to let complex disabilities hold her back has earned her the 2017/18 Panathlon...

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“Panathlon has enriched our curriculum”

Sherwood Park is one of many schools where Panathlon's impact has gone much deeper than simply participating in...

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Maria shortlisted for London Sport Teacher of the Year

Maria Papazoglou, who has led Whitefields School to multiple Panathlon titles, has been shortlisted for the London Sport Teacher of the Year award. The inaugural award is run by...

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London Marathon 2018

Both Panathlon competitors and charity supporting runners took part in the Virginmoneygiving London Marathon yesterday. First off were some of our younger competitors in the ‘Mini Marathon,’ which starts...

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London Marathon Runners

April the 22nd may seem some time away, but the date looms large for five people who will run 26.2 miles on that day in the Virgin London Marathon,...

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Could you help the Panathlon charity grow?

Panathlon are searching for the right individual to help the charity with income generation and fund-raising as we grow nationwide. Job Title: Fundraiser (Corporate Partnerships) Location: Home based with...

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Deaf pupils thrilled by magical Panathlon Christmas party

Panathlon threw a Harry Potter-themed Christmas party in Doncaster to say a huge thank you to the deaf pupils that have taken part in competitions this year. Five schools...

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New Research shows Panathlon meeting the Government’s strategy

New research has proved how Panathlon is meeting key criteria of the Government’s ‘Sporting Future’ strategy. Compiled during a series of interviews with participants, teachers and carers at Panathlon...

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Abby-Jo lifts Jack Petchey Outstanding Achiever prize

Abby-Jo Wawrzewski has won the 2017 Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award – Panathlon’s top individual honour in the London and Essex area. The 16-year-old (pictured left), who attends Brent Knoll School in Forest Hill, South-East London,...

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Panathlon honours top young athletes and leaders

Santini Gill (pictured above second from the left) was among the prize winners as Panathlon’s finest young athletes and leaders in London and Essex were recognised at Wednesday’s Jack Petchey Outstanding...

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Bigger and better than ever before!

More young people with disabilities and special needs than ever before competed in Panathlon competitions during 2016/17, with a 30% rise from the previous academic year. Our ever-expanding calendar...

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Panathlon stars shine in Superhero Series Triathlon

Several Panathlon competitors and Ambassadors took part in the first ever Superhero Series Triathlon at the Olympic venue of Dorney Lake on Saturday August 19. Panathlon competitors taking part...

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Panathletes meet inspirational Team BRIT racers

Some of our top Panathletes from East Anglia enjoyed a special day at Snetterton race track, meeting a motor-racing team of injured soldiers.  Students from Albert Pye Primary in Beccles and Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich spent the day...

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Barking and Dagenham retain London multisports title

Barking and Dagenham retained their Panathlon London Multisport Finals trophy after a very tight contest in the Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Thursday. Victories in boccia and...

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Park Academy complete quick swim double

Park Academy followed up their victory in the North England Under-14 Panathlon Swimming Finals in Sheffield last week by winning the third Lancashire Primary Panathlon Swim Gala on Monday....

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London Panathletes go for gold in Olympic Park

More than 200 disabled children from 27 schools across eight London boroughs will be bidding to strike gold at one of the capital’s famous 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues...

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Lancashire schools dominate Northern Swimming Final

It was a Lancastrian one-two in the Panathlon Northern Swimming Final at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on Tuesday as Park Community Academy struck gold. Pupils from the Blackpool school (pictured...

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London Marathon

Yesterday some of our Panathlon friends competed in the London Marathon for the first time. The Virgin Money Mini Marathon starts at the 23 mile mark whilst the 40,000...

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New champion emerges in Merseyside

Greenbank Academy again played host to the Merseyside Panathlon, featuring the boroughs of Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral and St Helens in a full day of action to be crowned 2017...

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Ethan-Beau receives Panathlon top honour in London & Essex

Colchester teenager Ethan-Beau Howes has won the 2016 Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award – Panathlon’s top individual honour in the London & Essex area. The 15-year-old collected his award from Paralympic swimming...

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Want to coach? Learn on the job with Panathlon

Students on sport and physical education courses wishing to expand their coaching skills by working with disabled...

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St Mary’s partnership extended

The Panathlon Foundation has been involved with St Mary’s University in Twickenham for the past three years and we are...

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PMLD schedule opens in style

Panathlon’s newest programme, aimed for students with PMLD (Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties), opened in grand style in Birmingham, with 32 students taking part. Cherry Oak School and Calthorpe Academy...

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20 finish Royal Parks Half for Panathlon

Twenty runners successfully completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 9th in aid of the Panathlon charity. The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the UK’s most...

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Photographers pedal 72 miles for Panathlon

Seventeen of the country’s top sports photographers have raised over £3,000 for Panathlon by spending a day cycling through the Cotswolds. The third annual bike ride of its kind,...

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Royal Parks Half team in final preparations

Twenty runners will pound the streets of London on October 9th in aid of raising funds for the Panathlon charity. The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the...

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Panathlon hits new heights

The number of disabled young people taking part in Panathlon events topped 10,000 for the first time in the 2015/16 academic year. More young people with disabilities and special...

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Liz Johnson’s Paralympics blogs

Panathlon Ambassador and former Paralympic swimming champion Liz Johnson blogged from the 2016 Games and commentated for Channel 4. Here are her reports from Rio: Two weeks have passed...

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Primary Panathlon set to grow further

The 2015/16 academic year saw record participation in Primary Panathlon events – and 2016/17 promises further growth. With the number of competing schools soaring to around 400, 4,659 children...

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Woodlands set Primary Panathlon record

Woodlands School, from Ilford, set a new record points score for a Primary Panathlon in taking gold alongside Stratford’s Carpenters School at Newham Leisure Centre on Monday. The competition was...

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Blockley score dramatic Primary victory

Blockley C of E School narrowly won the Gloucestershire Inclusive Primary Panathlon title at Hartpury College in Gloucester on Friday. Watched by Paralympian archer Mel Clarke, who presented the...

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Now Calderdale take Primary honours

Calderdale’s primary school team emulated their seniors as they clinched victory in their West Yorkshire Panathlon in Bradford on Thursday. Six months after Calderdale’s secondary school squad lifted their...

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Ormiston Denes and John Grant triumph

Ormiston Denes Academy, of Lowestoft, and John Grant School, from Caistor, were the victors when nearly 120 disabled students took part in the Panathlon North Suffolk Multisports Finals in...

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Newcastle team win Tyne and Wear Final

A team representing two Newcastle schools won the Panathlon Challenge Tyne and Wear Final in Gateshead on Thursday. Sir Charles Parsons School and Percy Hedley School (pictured left), whose...

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Role Model Freya to attend elite USA centre

Panathlon Role Model Freya Levy has been handed a dream opportunity by Olympic legend Michael Johnson to attend his elite performance centre in the USA. The 20-year-old from Essex...

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Addington triumph in Stoke Mandeville thriller

Addington School, from Reading, sealed a dream trip to the London Aquatics Centre by winning a nailbiting Panathlon Swimming Central England Final at Stoke Mandeville on Wednesday. Their win...

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Panathlon children inspire our marathon team

Team Panathlon – inspired by thoughts of the children they were running for as they battled bitterly cold conditions for the 26.2 miles – all completed Sunday’s London Marathon....

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Hartlepool win opening North-East Finals

Hartlepool, represented by Springwell School, won the first Panathlon Challenge North-East Finals today after a hard-fought competition involving over 30 disabled children. They scored 54 points to be declared...

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Calderdale are first Yorkshire champions

Calderdale were today crowned the inaugural Panathlon Challenge Yorkshire champions after winning the county’s multi-sports final at the Energise Leisure Centre in York. The West Yorkshire champions defeated teams...

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Ambassador Liz retires from swimming

Panathlon Ambassador and Paralympic swimming champion Liz Johnson today announced her retirement from the sport. Liz, 30, took the difficult decision after struggling to return to form following a...

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