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Blindfolding eight-year-olds to play blind football

What is the legacy of the Paralympics? Damon Rose spoke to a primary school teacher in East Anglia who used the Games to inspire his pupils and get them thinking and working differently with each other. Ryan Hunn is a teacher in year four at Morland Primary School in Ipswich. Read More »

Jonnie Peacock and Adam Gemili are going places fast

When I suggest to Adam Gemili that he and fellow teenager Jonnie Peacock are on similar career paths, Gemili, a little embarrassed, points out that while he failed to reach the 100m final at the Olympics, blade-runner Peacock won gold at the Paralympics. This was, as teenagers are wont to say nowadays, my bad. Read More »

Paralympic swimming gold medallist Josef Craig back to school

World record-breaking Paralympic gold medallist Josef Craig has received a colourful welcome back to school on South Tyneside. Hundreds of pupils surprised the 15-year-old with applause and cheered his name as he arrived. Read More »

Minister For Sport Praises England Disability Cricket Squads

Members of the England Disability Cricket squads attended a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons earlier this week to celebrate the success of ECB’s disability cricket programme. The Minister of State for Sport, the Rt Hon Hugh Robertson, was guest of honour at the event which was also attended by ECB Chief Executive David Collier and MPs from the ... Read More »

Lydia Cross is gunning to become 2016 Paralympics running champ

Fearless Lydia Cross scooped a Pride of Britain award aged six and now wants to win the nation’s hearts all over again by becoming a blade running champ. Lydia, 11, who lost her legs to meningitis as a toddler, is one of the youngest blade runners in the country and has her sights set on the Paralympics in 2016. Her ... Read More »

Diamond League: Jonnie Peacock wants more Paralympic events

Paralympics 100m champion Jonnie Peacock has called on athletics chiefs to include more Paralympic events in Diamond League meetings. Peacock, T44 title-winner in London, said the Paralympics proved there is an appetite for disability sport. Read More »

Hand-Bikes at Dawn

On 20th April 2013, a small group of disabled riders will attempt to scale Cadair Idris, one of the tallest mountains in Snowdonia, using specially designed mountain bikes. The bikes, which are pedalled by hand rather than by foot, have especially low gears which will be essential on the steep and rocky upper slopes of the mountain. Read More »