This community will be invited to consider the impact of creative design on the Paralympic Games.  From the symbolism seen in the Paralympic torches to the costume designs seen in the opening ceremonies and the athlete kit. Community events will actively explore the impact of Dr Guttmann’s holistic approach to wellbeing and rehabilitation. Find out about our other community workshops here

Radstone Primary School

14th June - 6th July 2021

Year 4 students from Radstone Primary School in Brackley learnt about the significance of the Paralympic torch and the lighting ceremony with our volunteer Gill Beck before making their own designs.  They also learnt about writing raps and poems with spoken word artist Robin Surgeoner, a Paralympic swimmer with 9 gold medals!  The students then met Helene Raynsford, British Paralympic rower, who shared her story and her gold medal from the Beijing 2008 Paralympics and answered lots of questions from this very engaged and resourceful class of children. 

Callum Howard, Year 4 teacher, Radstone Primary School said:

The project was brilliant and really encouraged the children to take an interest in the Paralympics. It gave them a greater understanding of the history of the Paralympics and made them feel a part of the journey. The staff were amazing and we were really impressed with the guests (Paralympians and volunteers) that were a part of our journey.