Ysgol Y Deri’s sports day sets great example for disability sport


31 May 2017


Over 100 pupils turned out at the Penarth Learning Centre for Ysgol Y Deri’s Primary School Sports Day recently, with several Vale primary schools represented in the disability sports event.


Wheelchair SprintsPupils from Ysgol Y Deri, Jenner Park Primary and Creigau Primary School were organised by ability, meaning that they always competed on a level playing field.

A 60-metre sprint, numerous throwing events, and a long jump were contested, as the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Disability Sport Wales Development Officer was on hand to support the running of the day's activities.

Each event was also supported by older pupils from Ysgol Y Deri, who have recently worked with the Council to complete the Active Young People Sports Organisers Award, which has enabled them to help with organising and supporting sporting activities.

Simon Jones, the Council’s officer at the event, said: “I’d like to thank the excellent Disability sports daystaff from Ysgol Y Deri for organising the day, as it’s a tough job to get 100 pupils to take part in a well-organised competition! Every pupil had a huge smile on their face throughout the day, which showed how much of a success it was.

“It’s also brilliant that the older pupils from Ysgol Y Deri have had a chance to use the skills they learnt earlier in the year; they have taken on the responsibility of running the events and have done exceptionally well.”

For more information on Disability Sport in the Vale of Glamorgan, contact Simon Jones of the Sport and Play Development Department on 01446 704728, or