This week, thanks to funding from the Wembley National Stadium Trust, Panathlon have delivered primary coaching in the boroughs of Brent and Hounslow. Each of the schools had coaching across boccia blast, new age kurling flight path and Polybat which involved a total of 180 students.

At the Village School in Brent, 38 students from 6 different classes tried out each of the activities under the watchful eye and guidance of 8 MLD leaders in the years above. The day acted as an introduction to the sports for many of the students new to Panathlon. PE teacher Jon Bath said “Thanks for coming in today, we really appreciate it. Due to the varying disabilities at the school, it is useful for us to see which students understand the concepts of the games and show a real interest- which is great for the future. It’s also great to get our leaders involved and give them a chance to work on the communication skills in a real life setting.”

At Hounslow Heath School, the whole day was dedicated to Panathlon sport, in which every class had the opportunity to access a coaching session. A total of 142 students took part throughout the day across Flight Path, Boccia Blast, New Age Kurling and Precision Beanbag. Jenny Culhane, teacher at Hounslow Heath said “We love all of the Panathlon events and so when you said you could bring it to our school, we jumped at the opportunity. The teachers and students have all been raving about the day and as a result we’re going to try and add it in to our PE curriculum every week, along with a lunchtime boccia or kurling club.”

Thank you to our funders:

Wembley National Stadium Trust