“Panathlon Comes To A Hull and is a Huge Success”
Hull Active Schools hosted the first Secondary Panathlon Championships at Costello Stadium, Hull. Panathlon Challenge is a national charity which provides sporting opportunities for over 13,000 disabled young people each year. Panathlon Challenge is a national charity which has roots with Hull as one of the key sponsors is the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Four teams from Ganton School, Sirius Academy West/Sirius Academy North, St Mary’s College and Kings Mill School, Driffield took part in ‘mini Paralympic’ competitions of Boccia, New Age Kurling, Table Cricket and Polybat followed by structured indoor athletics races.
Leaders from the SM6 Hull Leadership Academy officiated at the event where 62 students took part. A fantastic day was had by all students. Not only where the events hotly contested in a spirit of respect and friendship but students overcame many personal challenges to benefit their lives outside the sporting arena.
Kings Mill School, Driffield were fourth followed by a tie between Ganton School and the Sirius Academy West/North team. The eventual winners were St Mary’s College who will go onto represent Hull in the Yorkshire Finals.