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Parasport festival puts smiles on bairns' faces

Date: 24 March 2023

Series of photos of young people enjoying a range of sports at the 2023 Parasport Festival.

Orkney’s Parasport Festival took place last Friday (17 March) after a hugely successful launch last year.

It gave a school-aged young people with a physical, visual or hearing impairment or Down Syndrome the chance to try a range of sports and learn more about the opportunities that are available in the local community.

Sports included in this year’s festival were athletics, rugby, climbing, badminton, swimming, and boccia.

The event was supported by Scottish Disability Sport, with a number of sport specific specialists delivering sessions. Staff from the Council’s Active Schools and Community Sports teams, The Pickaquoy Centre and volunteers from Inclusive Orkney and local sporting clubs were on hand to help.

Huge thanks to everyone who played a part in making the festival a success again this year.

  • Summary:

    There were lots of happy peedie faces again at this year's Parasport Festival, proudly supported by our Community Sports and Active Schools teams.

  • Category:
    • Community
    • Leisure and Culture
    • Education

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