Following the success of Deaf Boccia day in Birmingham in February, 15 teams competed in the Birmingham Deaf Ten Pin Bowling at Acocks Green Bowl on Friday 24th June

Teams from both Primary and Secondary ages battled it out across 2 games each to provide the winners in each category.

The Primary section was won by Percey Shurmer school (pictured top) with the Secondary title being secured by Bournville school.

Ages of children ranged from 16 down to the youngest competitor, 6 year old Maysa from Percey Shurmer School (pictured above)

Bourneville School, winners of the Secondary aged competition
Bourneville School, winners of the Secondary aged competition

Simon Wilding, a teacher from Calthorpe school said, “Our children across the school get so much from being involved in Panathlon. The introduction of the Deaf competitions has opened up avenues for new participants from the school.”

A teacher at Bordesley Green school, whose team finished second in the secondary event said, “We’ve had a great day, Panathlon allows our girls to take part and feel part of a bigger experience, we can’t wait to be involved in more Pnaathlon days in the future.”

Mandy James from Small Heath School said, “We are very pleased to have created the link with Panathlon. Our students love the opportunities and also to meet their peers they knew at Primary school, this is so good for transition.”

The day was supported by the Ovingdean Hall Foundation- many thanks.

Ovingdean Hall Foundation