Some events sound like the children need to show and be independence, a lot of ours wont have done that before, it will be good for them to do an event like that.
Our children aren’t involved in deaf activities other than through Panathlon. This competition means that all of our children can join in with something and everyone’s had a chance.
Marianne Haylett, teacher for the deaf at Kingsbury Green School, Brent
We absolutely love Panathlon. It’s brilliant for us as a mainstream school, because our more able-bodied students get involved with our disabled students and they play games together, so there’s a really nice crossover.
Mark Simmons, lead teaching assistant (disabled and medical) at Myton School, Warwick
PE is so important in our school and the benefits of events like Panathlon extend well beyond the day itself. No matter what the disability, no matter how severe or mild, they are all here competing and as one. It’s incredible.
Troy Gering, PE coordinator at Phoenix School, Tower Hamlets
It’s so important for the children, because they might not get the chance to compete anywhere else.
St Augustine’s Sports Development Officer, Dawn Kelly
The Panathlon Challenge provides sporting opportunities to young disabled people in a variety of sports. Click the links below to find out more.