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Paralympic Experience Event

Paralympic Experience Event

The Edinburgh Paralympic Experience Event is back and it promises to be better than ever!  The annual event which will take place at Forrester / St Augustine’s High School in Edinburgh on Friday 13 March 2015 will see the young people with a physical or sensory disability descend on the capital for a day of sport delivered by some of the best coaches and clubs in the country.

Making its debut will be the sport of swimming and all attendees will be encouraged to take part, regardless of swimming ability.  All levels will be catered for and each attendee will have the opportunity to access the sport further.  Swimming is one of the leading para sports for people with a disability and there is an extensive and established pathway available within the East of Scotland.  The other sports confirmed for the day include athletics, badminton, judo, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.  These sports have been selected due to the strong club links locally, so that young people can continue to enjoy and develop within the sports for many years to come.

There will also be a high performance para athletes’ panel, allowing for an engaging question and answer session and  we will see the return of the ‘How to Identify and Include Children and Young People with a Disability in Sport’ workshop, delivered by Richard Brickley MBE.  

As in previous years there will be an opportunity for parents to attend on the day, talk to the experts and meet the clubs and this has proven extremely successful in raising the awareness and sharing ideas to enable continued participation.  Parental feedback from the 2014 event include…..

“First time experience and it was far more than we expected.  Coaches, experts, helpers were all superb.  Definitely recommend this event.”

“Contact details for future participation in sports were invaluable.  Range of activities was great and gives children a chance to participate in an environment in which they feel comfortable.”

“The quality of coaching and staff are excellent and all children regardless of ability were given huge encouragement, making it a very enjoyable day.”

“Overall Lee and I have had a great day and think these events are very impressive, they meet all needs of every child and the confidence it gives the kids is amazing.”

The event invites all primary and secondary pupils with a physical or sensory disability from the five local authority areas within the region, including, City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., SDS Regional Development Manager, on 0131 625 4412.
 

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