I CAN’s Dawn House School pupils and staff go to the Paralympic Games
It was an early start as we all set our alarms for 6am Friday 7th September. There was no time for breakfast, as we headed to Newark train station to catch the 07:30 to Kings Cross. Croissants and jam on the train filled filed a hole on a very quiet journey down – our excitement to see the Paralympics was the only thing keeping us awake! As we arrived in London the streets were packed with people, from all different places, cultures and backgrounds, and everyone was so friendly.
But there was no time to stop and chat, as we only had a 10 minute window to find our next train that would take us to the Olympic park.
Then all of a sudden, there we were – us and 80,000 other people stopped to stare at the magnificent Olympic stadium that stood before us.
Mike Roach, ICT and PE co-ordinator, said “The events were amazing, and the athletes excelled as we witnessed over 7 world records being broken in one day. The whole experience was great, the Javelin proved to be the most popular event amongst all of us, and it has all been an experience that none of us will forget.”
Pierce, an FE student, said “I liked the atmosphere and the Olympic spirit. I admired the way the Paralympians met the demands of their sport.”