Northfield Panathlon Leaders

On Friday 3rd February 15 year 9 sports leaders were selected to attend the North East Regional Panathlon Final held at Eston Leisure Centre. This event is for disabled children who take part in various adapted sports events.

In the morning the students received their event training. Following this the leaders welcomed 9 schools from around the region and got to know some of the children.

Once the competition started the leaders were left to organise and run the different events. All the leaders thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. The leaders were extremely motivated and ensured all competitors had a rewarding day.

In their reviews of the event many of the leaders commented on how they looked past the disability, and saw that each child had ‘ability’ not a ‘disability’. Every single one of them left wanting the experience to start all over again!