Whitechapel trainees take to water at Paralympic sports event

A group from CORE Projects taking to the water at the Paralympic Day event.

A group from CORE Projects taking to the water at the Paralympic Day event. - Credit: Lee Valley

A group of adults and young people with learning and physical disabilities made waves when they enjoyed a day of Paralympic sports.

Trainees from Core projects, a community interest company which provides independence training to people with disabilities, enjoyed a range of water sports at Lea Valley Sports Centre last week.

The trainees took part in kayaking, rafting and stand boarding as part of the centre’s Paralympic Day event.

“It is wonderful that we are given opportunities to take part in such exciting activities,” said Dawud Marsh, project co-ordinator at the Whitechapel company. “Small organisations like ours really benefit from having access to these facilities and the staff here have been amazing.”

“We encourage people with learning difficulties and disabilities to take part in different sports and be active and enjoy healthy lifestyles, especially around healthy eating. These activities show that sport can be fun and exciting and gives our trainees the chance to try something totally different. We will definitely come back again and hopefully involve more of our trainees in water sports.”

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