Well done to Team GB for winning 120 medals at London 2012. The Paralympic Games produced many unforgettable and awe-inspiring moments and contributed to a great summer of sport for the UK as a whole.
At RLSB some of our staff and the few of the blind young people we support had the opportunity to visit the Paralympic Park during the 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.
See some photos of the visit below.
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 Paralympic Games by emailing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our sports programme
Want to ride the Team GB wave and get into sports? Who knows – you may even be a Paralympian of the future. RLSB offers fantastic sports opportunities through our Sports without Limits programme. Email Vince Lydon at email@example.com for more information or to register your interest to join.
We also have a social and peer group in Waltham Forest that specialises in sports activities. Find out how to join this group.
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