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Sports raise disability awareness for Linton students




Students at Linton Village College trying wheelchair basketball ANL-160126-100110001
Students at Linton Village College trying wheelchair basketball ANL-160126-100110001

Year Eight students at Linton Village College tried wheelchair basketball on a day dedicated to raising awareness of disability sport.

The day was organised by former LVC students Rebecca Free, Jake Ellis and Murray Barker, with fellow students on the BTEC National Diploma in Sport at Long Road Sixth Form College.

Wheelchair basketball sessions were led by Gordon Perry, a former GB international and the first winner of the London Wheelchair Marathon who now runs the Wheelchair Basketball Experience.

Other sessions included visually impaired cricket and football, with students wearing blindfolds to experience what it is like to play the game.

“It gave them great insight into the challenges and achievements of disabled people in sport,” said LVC press officer Tony Kelly.



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