A team of disabled schoolchildren from Peterborough were crowned regional champions of the prestigious 2012 Panathlon Challenge this week.

Peterborough, represented by pupils of Jack Hunt School, claimed gold medals in the kurling and athletics to run out winners with 48 points. Runners-up Huntingdonshire (Hinchingbrooke, Samuel Pepys Special Schools and Ernule Academy) tasted victory in the boccia and claimed 46 points.

South Cambridgeshire (Granta School, Comberton Village and Impington Village colleges) were third with 44 after winning the polybat competition, while Cambridge (Castle Special School) finished fourth with 30 points.

“With just four points separating the top three teams, it was a thrilling finish to our first event in the region,” said Panathlon event manager, James Tinney.