Students given a taste of Paralympic experience

STUDENTS at Mablethorpe’s Tennyson High School have been working with wheelchair basketball coach Graham Birkett to get a taste of the sport ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games,

The students have felt the benefit of playing a sport not normally part of the curriculum and were given the chance to experience the difficulties faced by disabled athletes when playing basketball.

The initiative was brought about by the school’s sports partnership.

School Headteacher Mike Eyre, said: “It was a fantastic opportunity for students to have the chance to work with Graham and experience wheelchair basketball.”