Getting in the Olympic spirit

Pupils taking part in goal ball, a paralympic sport, at Worden Sports College, Leyland
Pupils taking part in goal ball, a paralympic sport, at Worden Sports College, Leyland
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The Legacy of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics games is thriving at Worden.

Throughout the past year, students at Worden have been experiencing outstanding Sport and Physical Education lessons and as recognition the school has been awarded Gold partner status by the YST (Youth Sports Trust) for its outstanding delivery and advancement of PE teaching.

Assistant Headteacher Dan Blackledge said: “We are very proud of the gold partner status awarded by the YST.

“The PE department have been instrumental in developing our school ethos of “Raising the bar, achieving new heights and this success is recognition of all the hard work by staff and pupils at Worden”

As part of the outstanding PE education that the pupils receive, pupils have been participating in a wide variety of Olympic sports from athletics to swimming and gymnastics.

In addition, students have gained appreciation for the Paralympic athletes and the greatness they achieve by participating in events such as wheelchair basketball and ‘Goalball’.

Headteacher Chris Catherall said: “Worden is committed to inclusive education and developing students spiritual, moral, social and cultural education that enables them to experiences new activities on a daily basis. London 2012 has left a legacy on the country that will certainly continue at Worden where the Olympic and Paralympic values underpin our ethos of raising the bar and achieving new heights”

The pupils were also very enthusiastic about their experience of both sports.

Their comments included: “It was good to see what it feels like to play sport as a disabled person”

Jordan Glover in year 8 added: “Its something I’ve always wanted to try.”