Independent research has proven the massive impact that Panathlon has on young people’s lives
of schools said Panathlon had enabled children’s first ever experience of competitive sport
said Panathlon provides an appropriate structure and event pathway
of schools said they have increased sports provision as a result of participating
reported increased self-esteem in competitors
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
Panathlon is brilliant for these kids, who just don’t get the opportunity to do this sort of thing outside of school. The sports are setup so well for children with a range of disabilities. It caters for everyone. It’s just brilliant.
Susie King, speech and language assistant at Stony Dean School, Amersham
We’ve got children who are in powerchairs, who don’t have access to many other events, but here they’ve got a chance to compete on an even level with other children from the area.
Carina Taylor, Head of PE at Chadsgrove School, Bromsgrove
What a brilliant event, we are so pleased to have had this number of schools from across the county involved and starting them up so young into the Panathlon programme
Phil Truby, an Events Officer from Yorkshire Sports Foundation
I feel proud to be here in this venue. It shows if you work really hard you can earn experiences and medals like this. Put your head down, don’t worry about anyone else, and just head for the gold!
Kieran Rutter, aged 13, Great Arley