Virtual inclusive sports event is savoured by Perse pupils
24 Sep 2020
Year 9 Perse pupils had the chance to try inclusive sports when they took part in the first virtual PowerHouse Games.
They sampled the Paralympic pursuits of goalball and sitting volleyball in the Sports Hall as part of the event organised by Power2Inspire, a charity that aims to make sport inclusive for disabled people.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Power2Inspire founder and CEO John Willis was unable to be there in person. However, he joined in virtually via Zoom, as they were guided through the activities with films especially made by Mr Willis and his team.
Charities Co-ordinator Millie Diss was pleased they had not missed out on sampling inclusive sports after the PowerHouse Games event they had been set to take part in was cancelled during lockdown.
She said: “We thought it was such a shame that they couldn’t do it in Year 8, so we put it together virtually. There was a virtual assembly where they were introduced to the work of Power2Inspire, who then provided the equipment and the films for them to try the activities.
“They absolutely loved it. They learned how much they had to communicate with goalball, where they had to wear blindfolds, and they really enjoyed trying sitting volleyball. It was a really successful day in raising awareness of the charity with Year 9.”