Children have a go at Paralympic sport

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A PARALYMPIC challenge went ahead at Littlehaven Primary School on January 25, thanks to Horsham Sainsbury’s.

The school in Hawkesbourne Road, Horsham, entered the ‘1 Million Kids Challenge’ where more than a million children have so far taken part in a Paralymic sport in the run up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The school was sent a Paralympic sports kit by Sainsbury’s containing equipment for three Paralympic sports for pupils to take part in: ‘Goalball’, ‘Sitting Volleyball’ and ‘Visually-Impaired Football’.

During their visit to the school, Sainsbury’s Horsham colleagues helped pupils take part in Sitting Volleyball.

Store manager Ian Maxey said: “My team really enjoyed visiting the school and helping pupils take part in this Paralympic sport.

“We’d like to wish good luck to all our local schools taking part and hope they have fun as well as help raise awareness of the Paralympic Games.”

Littlehaven headteacher Sylvia White said: “Our pupils were really excited to have the opportunity to try out a Paralympic sport.

“We hope that by taking part, our pupils now have a better understanding of the Paralympic Games and help to raise the profile of the Games in Horsham.”

By taking part in the challenge the school has the chance of winning a place in the 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, a key event to launch the Games in August.