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Kingsbury Green children feature in ground-breaking festival

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 January 2016

The Kingsbury Green Primary School team at the London Deaf Panathlon Challenge

The Kingsbury Green Primary School team at the London Deaf Panathlon Challenge

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A group of deaf and hearing-impaired students from Kingsbury Green Primary School took part in a sporting first this week.

Seventeen pupils aged 4-11 pitted their skills against peers from Haringey, Hounslow and Islington in the first London Deaf Panathlon Challenge.

The sports of boccia, new-age kurling, table-cricket and polybat – a specially adapted form of table-tennis – were on the menu in the first multi-sport contest in the capital specifically designed for deaf pupils.

Marianne Haylett, teacher for the deaf at Kingsbury Green, was quick to praise events tailored to her pupils’ desire to compete.

“Our children really enjoy Panathlon,” she said. “They aren’t normally involved in deaf sport. They do PE at school and some are able to take part in school teams,but none are involved in deaf activities other than through Panathlon.

“This competition means that all of our children can join in with something and everyone’s had a chance.”

The charity’s deaf programe began in November 2013 with a boccia tournament in London and it has been expanding at a rapid rate since.

It will provide sporting opportunities for over 600 deaf or hearing-impaired youngsters across the country this year.

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