The London 2012 Paralympic Games has been hailed as the best Paralympics ever. Team GB did the nation proud winning an amazing 120 medals and alongside their Olympic counterparts, these incredible athletes gave us a truly fantastic summer of sport that won’t be forgotten.
On Thursday 6 September, RLSB staff along with a few of the blind young people we support had an opportunity to attend the Paralympic Games. After catching some Boccia and wheelchair fencing at the Excel Centre, the group had the chance to soak up the brilliant atmosphere at the Olympic Park.
The group visited the Beatbox, a sensory entertainment attraction, with panels you can touch and tap to make your own music and sounds, and they watched live wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis on the big screen.
They also visited the Samsung Centre in the Park where they were taught about accessible mobile technology.
Take a look at the photo gallery below from our day at the Paralympic Park.
RLSB’s Sports without Limits programme gives blind and partially sighted young people aged 11-25 the chance to experience a wide range of sporting activities including cricket, football, tennis, goalball, athletics and judo. Take a look at our upcoming schedule of events. If you’re interested in joining our Sports without Limits programme, please send contact Vince Lydon at email@example.com for more information.
We also have a new peer and social group in Waltham Forest which specialises in sports activities such as cricket and football. The group is looking for new members so get in touch to join up!
What were your best moments from the Games?
Was it RLSB ambassador Ben Quilter gaining a bronze medal in the blind judo, David Weir’s spectacular triumph in the marathon, Ellie Simmonds winning her second gold in the SM6 200m swim or was it Sarah Storey becoming our most celebrated Paralympian ever? Tell us who your hero was from the ParalympicGames by leaving your comments below.
Also what did you think of the inspirational opening ceremony and Coldplay’s thrilling set as the world say goodbye to London 2012? We’d love to hear your thoughts. We’ll be posting the best ones on our Twitter and Facebook pages.