We exist to enlighten and inspire future generations by celebrating, cherishing and bringing the Paralympic heritage and its stories of human endeavour to life

Our vision is to see all students educated on the history of the Paralympic Games and develop positive attitudes to diversity and inclusion.

The history of the Paralympic Movement provides an inspiring springboard for students of all ages to engage in a number of cross-curricular subjects, suitable for Key Stages 1-4 and Special Educational Needs.

  • Citizenship - Laws governing human rights. Equality, Inclusion and Diversity – respect for differences and awareness of disability.
  • Science – Exploring materials, understanding the properties of various materials. Understanding uses and implications of science today and in the future.
  • Engineering and technology – Developing technical and practical expertise needed to perform tasks. Design and make prototypes and evaluate, critique and test your ideas.
  • Maths – Problem solving linked to times, speed distances and weight.
  • History – Significant events and social history for local schools. A study over time tracing how a series of events in national history are reflected in the locality.
  • Art and Design - Producing creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • PSHE - Inclusion, changing attitudes, anti-bullying and building resilience.

What's on offer?

We are fully inclusive and can cater for students of all ages and abilities, there are a number of ways in which you can explore Paralympic heritage with us:

  • Heritage Centre and Stadium tours
  • Exhibition Activity Trail
  • Sensory workshop and circuit
  • Learning Activity Boxes: choose 3 out of 5
    • Father of the Paralympics – History and English
    • STEM – materials
    • STEM – speed and distance
    • STEM – wheelchair design and
    • Incredible Me – Art and Design or PSHE and citizenship
  • Coming soon National Spinal Injuries Heritage displays with trail and activity boxes
  • Virtual sessions are also available
  • Pre and post-visit resources - downloadable for teachers to use in school (see below)

Find out more about our school visits here


Resources for visiting the Paralympic Heritage Centre

These learning and activity resources are for teachers to develop pre and post visit activities. Please fill in your details to access the materials for visiting the Paralympic Heritage Centre.

Key stage 2 learning and activity resources

  KS2 maths worksheet  KS2 STEM lego challenge

KS2 Introduction  KS2 Paralympic Heritage Centre visit materials

Please contact us to request our KS2 tasks and trails package.


Key stage 3 learning and activity resources

    

KS3 Introduction   KS3 Paralympic Heritage Centre visit materials

Please contact us to request our KS3 Tasks and Trails package


Key stage 4 learning and activity resources

Key Stage 4 Paralympic Heritage Learning Resources Page 1      

KS4 Paralympic Heritage Centre visit materials

Additional Paralympic Heritage learning resources with activity sheets can be found here


Feedback from the Teaching staff at Thomas Hickman Primary school:

The choice and depth of resources provided was fantastic – so much information and lovely ideas to work with the children deepening their understanding.

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