Disability and SEN

Teign Paratriathlon
Boccia pics

Coombeshead take Boccia Gold!  November 2010

Six pupils from Coombeshead Colleges “Academy” run by Mrs Lane were entered into the Area Boccia Tournament on Wednesday the 24th November at Seale Hayne Sports Hall.

Boccia is a Para Olympic Sport that is crossing over into mainstream Sport and is a cross between bowls and boules. Team GB are the current Olympic Silver Medalists and tournaments like the one held at Seale Hayne are the first rundg in the ladder for some athletes!

On the day Coombeshead were split into two teams of three and played against teams from 5 other schools. 

Team B consisted of Simon J, Leanne H and Oliver J. They did well winning most of their matches and enjoying the whole atmosphere of the afternoon!

Team A was made up of Antony O, Shay N and Benj A. They had a great afternoon not losing any matches and making it through to the finals play off. After a hard fought match they won the final by 2 points and took the Gold Medal on the day!

Thank you to all those who took part and congratulations on your success!!


Paratriathlon at Bidwell Brook School for Teign Students-Wed 23 rd June 2010

Year 9 student Bradley H's participation in the local paratriathlon was more than just the traditional ‘swim bike and run’ event. He opted to do the bike section on three different styles of ‘cycle’ and still completed the whole event with ease.

Bradley was part of a team of six Teign students that travelled to Bidwell Brook School to take part in this event. The event started with a swim and students had a choice of the heated outdoor pool or the smaller indoor hydrotherapy pool. Our hardy students opted for the outdoors despite some of them remembering how cold the water was at last year’s event. All six students did well at this tough event. Students were offered a range of cycles from two wheels (bicycle), three wheels (tricycle or trike) and four wheels (quadricycle).

A special mention must go to Lauren P who completed the whole event unaided including two lengths of the swimming pool without rest. Last year Lauren participated in this triathlon but needed her wheelchair after recovering from an operation. This year her determination was evident and admired by staff at the event.

‘This event gave students an opportunity to physically push themselves to new boundaries. A triathlon is a demanding event using different muscle groups and all three events require cardio-vascular fitness. The students all seemed to have a great experience today although quite tiring and a couple even needed to have a little sleep on the minibus journey back to school.’ Miss Pratt - School Sport Co-ordinator.

Students from Teign were: Bradley H (Yr 9), Nicole B (Yr 9), Paa T Y (Yr 8), Lauren P (Yr 8), Tom E (Yr 7) and Luke W (Yr 7).