Inclusive sports inspire Perse pupils in charity challenge

Year 8 Perse pupils tried a variety of inclusive sports while raising funds for Power2Inspire during a special Games2Insire day.

Power2Inspire founder and CEO John Willis gave pupils an overview of the charity’s aims of ensuring everybody has access to sport, regardless of disability, age, religion or ethnicity.

Last year, Mr Willis, who was born without fully formed arms and legs, kayaked 108 miles along the River Thames from Cricklade, Wiltshire, to Eton Dorney – the rowing and canoe sprint venue for the London 2012 Olympics – to raise funds for Power2Inspire.

Motivated by Mr Willis’ achievement, pupils took part in their own ‘108 Challenges’ by attempting different tests, such as standing on one leg or doing a plank for 108 seconds, as well as ‘inclusive kilometres’ where youngsters took it in turns to lead their blindfolded partner around laps of the field using a tether, helping to raise just over £800 in sponsorship for the cause.

As well as the charity challenges, pupils had plenty of fun trying a range of ‘Games2Inspire’, including boccia, goalball, New Age Kurling, sitting netball and sitting volleyball.

Meanwhile, a non-uniform day in aid of Power2Inspire helped to raise a further £1,760.

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