The attitude of all the pupils taking part was wonderful. Everyone represented their school team with great joy and tried their best at each station of activity
Hillcross Primary School, Merton
We’ve been to a few events in the past and she is usually the only student in a powerchair, so to come here today where she can compete against other students on a fair playing field is fantastic.
Caroline Rose, mother of Ella, a Year Four student from Barnet
I’ve noticed there has been further engagement in PE lessons since we’ve been involved with Panathlon, we’ve bought similar equipment and it has really motivated the children. Children who don’t actually perform a lot of physical activity have enjoyed taking part and have realised they’re actually really good at some of the activities that they probably would never have taken part in beforehand. It’s definitely had that impact.
John Watson School, Oxfordshire.
Since we got involved in Panathlon, the kids all really want to do PE now. Their self confidence has just come on amazing. The more events we come to, the more the kids are getting used to it and the more they are enjoying it.
Andrea Griffiths, sports co-ordinator at Doucecroft School, Colchester
We have a very small unit at school, so for the children to mix and meet others with hearing impairments was the first opportunity that they have had. They had a wonderful day.
Joy Pollard, teacher at Hawthorn Primary School, Birmingham
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