SLIDESHOW: Wheelchair basketball is wheely good fun

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Youngsters at De Lacy Primary School had a wheely good time when they pitted their wits at wheelchair basketball.

Coaches from Wakefield Whirlwinds visited the school earlier this month and set up games for the children in the hall.

The event was funded using the school’s Olympic Games legacy funding, which saw every school in the country receive around £9,000 for sporting activities.

Duncan Thompson, the school’s headtecher, said: “It was great for the children to be able to try something they wouldn’t normally get the chance to do.

“They really enjoyed it. In fact, they enjoyed it so much we’re actually looking at trying to set up an after-school club.”

The school also hopes to set up similar sports sessions for youngsters with the remainder of the Olympics funding.




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