Panathlon Challenge is a charity that offers structured sports competitions to over 10,000 disabled young people around the country.

Over 500 schools across the country take part in annual ‘mini Paralympic’ multi-sport competitions for secondary or primary school children.  The number of primary children nationwide who took part in the last year exceeded 10,000.

In November, Colegrave’s Rainbow Class also became panathletes.  Our visiting specialist teacher, Stephen Peaty, had the vision for a Panathlon Challenge event at Colegrave and ensured it was planned well and that the activities were designed with our own children in mind.

Panathlon also provides the opportunity for young leaders who enjoy regular PE lessons to work alongside their disabled peers to encourage them and set the level of challenge that they think is appropriate.  Also, children in mainstream classrooms can see firsthand how some children can experience PE in a different, multi-sensory way.  We were very fortunate to have our junior coaches Mellina, Hayley, Bilal and Conor.  These same children presented each of our Rainbow Children with medals at the closing ceremony.

See www.panathlon.com for more details.