Posted on January 26th 2018
Panathlon Disability Sport Event
Harris Academy St Johns Wood were delighted to welcome young people from North and West London to a Panathlon Challenge Multi-Sports event. The Panathlon Challenge seeks to inspire young disabled people to use competitive sport and fair play as a means of social and personal development. Last year over 10,000 young disabled people in different sports with a range of abilities competed in various locations around the country and we were honoured to host such an event here at Harris Academy.
The day involved the young people contesting in a range of events including Boccia, Polybat, New Age Kurling, Powerchair Slalom, Table Cricket and Track & Field Athletics. There was an abundance of effort and enthusiasm throughout the day, highlights included some excellent batting in the Table-Top Cricket event, very competitive rallies in the Polybat gameplay and the finishing relay races had the crowd roaring as they willed their teams to win! A special mention needs to also go to Harris Academy’s Mohamed Abdulkarim (Year 11) who achieved the fastest time of the day in the Powerchair Slalom event – Well done Mo!!
Ensuring the event ran successfully on the day were Harris Academy’s Young Leaders. The young leaders performed brilliantly to make sure all the competitors were encouraged and felt comfortable at all times. The Young Leaders are prefects here at our school and their personable, pro-active and hard-working approach to the Panathlon event made sure a fantastic time was had by all!
Well done to everyone involved.