Emma leaves thriving legacy in Tees Valley

Young people with disabilities and special needs in Tees Valley have never had more opportunities to enjoy competitive sport – and they have Emma Turnbull and Panathlon to thank. For…

Cheshire Schools embrace Panathlon ethos

One of Panathlon’s recent successes has been with Penny Moorfield, Lead for Inclusion in Cheshire and Warrington. Panathlon have worked with the Cheshire and Warrington area over a number of…

Shorefields School Success

Shorefields school in Clacton have been taking part in the Panathlon competitions for over 7 years. Geographically distance is an issue, but the school has seen such benefit that they…

Panathlon make big impact in North Wales

Panathlon’s recent spread into North Wales has had a huge impact on pupils with disabilities and special needs in the region – with one teacher commenting “it is rare to…

Merseyside Panathlon develops

The Merseyside area has been one of Panathlon’s hives of activity for many years, engaging young people with disabilities and special needs in sport. Panathlon Events Officer Steve Sullivan, who…

North Yorkshire Case Study

Val French, of the region’s Inclusive Schools Sports Partnership, is in no doubt about the impact of Panathlon events in North Yorkshire. “It’s huge. Panathlon is now held in high…

“The impact has been so big in such a short time”

Panathlon’s expansion into Wales is already having a major impact west of the border, with pupils’ experience of PE and sport revolutionised in Pen Coch Specialist Primary School in Flint.  Pen Coch pupils competed…

Matthew personifies Panathlon impact

Egerton Rothesay pupil Matthew Bedford exemplifies the hugely beneficial effect that Panathlon has had on students at the school in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire.  Matthew, 11, was part of the winning Egerton Rothesay team at the…

“Panathlon has enriched our curriculum”

Sherwood Park is one of many schools where Panathlon’s impact has gone much deeper than simply participating in competitions. The school for pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties in…

Doucecroft’s driving force

Doucecroft School in Colchester have been competing in Panathlon competitions for four years. Andrea Griffiths is the driving force behind their involvement and says it has made a “massive difference”…

Doncaster’s delight at striking gold

Pupils from Doncaster School for the Deaf have excelled since joining the Panathlon programme – culminating in their first ever gold medals in May at the English Institute of Sport….