Wheelchair Sports

Wheelchair Sports

On Tuesday 11th October Wembley class joined Widley class and some Pioneer pupils to take part in a Wheelchair sports festival at Mountbatten leisure centre. It was fantastic!

On Tuesday 11th October Wembley class joined Widley class and some Pioneer pupils to take part in a Wheelchair sports festival at Mountbatten leisure centre. It was fantastic! We got to play Wheelchair basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair tennis and race around the athletics track in some brilliant adapted bikes and chairs. Everyone had lots of fun as well as learning some new skills.

In Wembley, Farzana and Beth loved racing each other in Hannah Cockcroft style racing chairs on the athletics track whilst Zoe worked well with her friends in Widley playing wheelchair basketball. No one was phased by the crash and the bangs of the wheelchair rugby players as they flew around the court and Scott enjoyed bumping into the opposition. Portsmouth FC Community team were they are we all took part in a game to find Nelson’s lost bone. Katie Parke found the bone and won a Pompey t’shirt signed by all the players!!

Everyone in Widley really enjoyed trying the different sports. Chris found out that he is a star tennis player and Sydney and Erin particularly enjoyed the basketball session. Both girls were really focussed and were able to push the ball off their laps and into the hoop to score a basket.

Ryan, from Pioneer, discovered his love for Wheelchair Rugby. He scored try after try for his team. Callum and Mariah were ‘ace’ at tennis after all of their practice in PE this term at the tennis courts at Canoe Lake.

 

What a great event – we can’t wait for next year!