Around 1,600 of the nation’s finest young sports stars will compete in the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games, cheered on by an estimated 35,000 spectators at what will be will be the last event to be held on the Olympic Park before the opening ceremony on 27th July.
The programme aims to make the fitness industry more inclusive by catering for the needs of disabled and non-disabled people
Many disabled children fail to reach their full potential because they continue to be marginalised in schools, health and social care, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). “We found that disabled children often experience discrimination, exclusion and even violence,” say Professor Dan Goodley and Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole, who implemented the study at the Manchester Metropolitan University. “The biggest barriers they meet are the attitudes of other people and widespread forms of institutional discrimination.”
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People aged 16 upwards from across England are being offered the chance to get a taste of an Olympic sport this summer as Volleyball England launches its Go Spike campaign
As a five minute online search will testify, people who use wheelchairs have a greater opportunity than ever before to be physically active.
Following on from their recent success at May’s Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, the GB Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team are hoping for similar success at the upcoming World Wheelchair Basketball Championships.
eenagers across the UK are to get the chance to join one of 3,000 new after school clubs offering Olympic and Paralympic sports, Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has announced.