Keighley pupils at Ingrow Primary check out sport with Bradford Jets Wheelchair Basketball Club (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Keighley pupils at Ingrow Primary check out sport with Bradford Jets Wheelchair Basketball Club
9:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014 in News
Children at a Keighley school have had a taste of one of the ways people with disabilities take part in competitive sport.
The pupils at Ingrow Primary received a visit from two members of Bradford Jets Wheelchair Basketball Club.
The visitors spent two days at the school, bringing with them 12 wheelchairs to show the youngsters how they can manoeuvre and play the sport.
A total of 120 pupils enjoyed a series of 45-minute taster sessions led by the Bradford Jets team.
PE co-ordinator Megan Reeve said: “This was about being inclusive and showing how disabled people can get involved in sport. We do have some children at our school who use wheelchairs.
“The pupils really enjoyed the wheelchair basketball, though they did find it quite hard and tiring.
“We’ve been using Lottery grant money to bring specialists like these to the school to provide opportunities for the pupils that they wouldn’t normally have.”