Children to see paralympic athletes

The Wasdale Children's Resource Centre, which offers short breaks to disabled children, will be taking six of them to the Paralympic Games. Coun Peter Box with the children. (W513A230)

The Wasdale Children's Resource Centre, which offers short breaks to disabled children, will be taking six of them to the Paralympic Games. Coun Peter Box with the children. (W513A230)

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DISABLED children will be taken on an inspirational trip to watch Paralympic athletes perform at the London Games.

Children who use the Wasdale Children’s Resource Centre, in Flanshaw, will travel to London’s Olympic village on August 30 to watch the athletes compete.

The centre, on Wasdale Road, provides short-term breaks to disabled children.

Coun Peter Box, leader of Wakefield Council, said: “It is great that young people from the area are going to watch the Paralympics and witness the amazing achievements of others who also have a disability. It will be a great experience for them and one I’m sure they will remember for many years to come.

A group of 20 from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School will get to be official kit carriers for the athletes competing in the Olympic and Paralympics Games.

And gymnasts from Wakefield have been chosen to appear in the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies.

For details of sporting events and children’s holiday clubs taking place over the next few weeks, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/getactive