The history and ethos of the Paralympic Movement

The history and ethos of the Paralympic Movement provides an inspiring springboard for students of all ages to engage in a number of cross-curricular subjects.


At the National Paralympic Heritage Centre we will be offering opportunities for play that introduce the Paralympics and disability awareness to young children and families. Meanwhile you can join in with some of our Family fun activities here


Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 online resources

These learning and activity resources are for teachers to develop pre and post visit activities. Please fill in your details to access the following learning resources:

KS2 learning resources 

KS3 learning resources

KS4 learning resources


Our vision is to see all students educated on the history of the Paralympic Games and develop positive attitudes to diversity and inclusion. There are a number of ways in which you can explore Paralympic heritage with us, there are downloadable resources for teachers to work with students in school (see above), online sessions with a member of our team, or a visit to the first ever Paralympic Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. These sessions are free to schools and provide an engaging way for students of all ages and abilities to learn through a wide choice of cross-curricular activities including Math, English, Art and Design. Click here to view our offer.

School/Higher Education/U3A group bookings

Contact us to discuss bespoke visits and access to our talks programme for your school, university or group at [email protected]

Highlights from group visits in 2019

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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