South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

Pupils get a new spin on sport

Pupils had a chance to learn about disabilities under the guidance of a sporting world champion.

Children from Cambridge Primary School in Barrow enjoyed a taster wheelchair basketball session with Carlisle-based Nat Pattinson who plays for Team GB.

They took the wheelchairs for a spin round the hall and discovered how perseverance and teamwork skills are so important in the sport.

Among the participants were Year 5 pupils who said they had enjoyed seeing how sports can be adapted.

Edie said: “I thought it was a great experience. It was good to see how someone with disabilities might get involved in sport.”

Meanwhile Kayne described it as ‘great’. “I loved the competition and excitement,” he said.

Teacher Emily Rebello, who organised the session, said Nat had been visiting for a number of years to show how sport can be adapted to be inclusive.

“It was a really fun session and a good way for the children to see how being disabled doesn’t stop you from achieving in sport.”


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
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