St Peter’s pupils given chance to shine

Parents of St Peter’s Primary School pupils in Morecambe described the “real thrill” of seeing their children with special needs get a rare sporting experience through Panathlon.  Pupils Annie Harrison,…

SGO’s “blown away” by Panathlon impact

Peterborough’s School Games Organiser Sam Sly said he was “blown away” by Panathlon’s rapid impact on SEND children in his area.  Panathlon has staged a primary event and two ten-pin…

Charlton Park rewarded for diving into Virtual Swimming

Charlton Park Academy has been awarded our Jack Petchey Foundation Special Recognition award in association with Pentland Brands for embracing Panathlon’s Virtual Swimming programme so wholeheartedly during the pandemic. Pupils…

Breakthrough success breeds confidence at Downham

Staff at Downham Primary School say their recent gold-medal winning Panathlon breakthrough has given their pupils the confidence to enter mainstream sports events. The school in Billericay, Essex, has been…

Panathlon making new friends in the Lakes!

Children with special needs in Cumbria were immediate converts after their first Panathlon experience this week – and are now hungry for more. Workington Academy, Richard Rose Morton and Richard…

Panathlon swimming back with a splash at Aquatics Centre!

Pupils were ecstatic to be back in the water as Panathlon’s swimming galas finally returned last week at the London 2012 Aquatics Centre after a break of almost two years.  Two competitions in Panathlon’s ‘traditional’ format of races and aquatic…

Panathlon steels the show in Sheffield

Panathlon’s influence on SEND children in Sheffield has been described as “absolutely massive” – and it’s going to get bigger and better throughout 2021/22. Thanks to our partnership with Sheffield’s…

Panathlon transforms SEN provision in Bury

Panathlon has given sporting provision for SEND children in Bury a massive boost, with the local School Sports Partnership calling our competitions “the stand-out events on our calendar”. Bury SSP…

Virtual Panathlon succeeds against the odds

Virtual Panathlon has proven successful in engaging traditionally ‘hard-to-reach’ age groups – even in areas most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The initial lockdowns and regularly shifting regulations thereafter have restricted PE and sport…

Doucecroft pupils revel in Panathlon’s positive impact

Doucecroft School in Colchester is a treasured member of the Panathlon family. In the last six years, we have become a “crucial piece of the jigsaw” in how they achieve their wonderful impact on pupils with autism and complex needs.  Since their first…

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…