139 Young disabled people aged between 7 and 11 from 13 schools across 5 East London Boroughs, took part in the Primary Panathlon today at Newham Leisure Centre. Thanks to Cumberland School and their 21 Sports Leaders, the day was a great success as they acted as fantastic role models and offered great encouragement throughout the day.

139 students competed in this development event, which served as a fantastic introduction to Panathlon’s Primary sports, including boccia ball blast and precision beanbag (pictured below).

wembley“My favourite thing of today was playing volleybat. I hit it really fast some times and I liked using the barriers so the ball didn’t always go off the table.” said Navid Islam from Stebon Primary School in Tower Hamlets.

Ardleigh Green Primary try precision bean bag
Ardleigh Green Primary try precision bean bag

“It’s been a great day, and it shows the demand is there for more of these events- look at all the smiles.” said Steve Peaty Cumberland SSP

This is the first event that has been supported by the recent funding from Wembley National Stadium Trust -thank you.