Students Celebrate Disabled Sport
South Thames College is running activities as part of it's Disability Awareness Week
Colourful activities are taking place including blind football, sitting volleyball and a wheelchair basketball competition. Team GB Paralympic athlete and Sitting Volleyball player Andy Skinner took part in the activities because “99% of people don’t realise that sitting volleyball exists. It’s a sport for able bodied and disabled people. We’re here to bring the sport to the community and show that anyone can play it.”
In addition to sporting events, students can find out about a range of topics such as volunteering, health care, sign language and they can also watch recordings of Paralympic athletes.
The aim of the week is to highlight the interesting and challenging sports disabled people can participate in, to shine a light on the Paralympic Games and remind students of the resilience we all need when presented with a challenge to our health and wellbeing.
College Learner Support Coordinator Claire Curley said:
20 year old South Thames College Sports student Jake Mehdawi commented
May 11, 2011