Fun-filled Festival of Sport

On 3 June, 300 students filled the David Weir Leisure Centre for a "Festival of Sport."

This multi-college event offered students with learning and physical disabilities from Carshalton College, Kingston College, Orchard Hill and Carew Academy the opportunity to engage in an exciting day of sport and cultural activities.

The Leisure Centre was filled with sunshine, colour and laughter as the students formed a procession around the track with flags waving and team mascots marching to an upbeat soundtrack provided by Radio Jackie.

The students were then given the freedom to explore different sports and activities. The drumming proved popular with the students and the Mayors too. The Gary Mason Charity, whose moto "It's all about the heartbeat" provided the drums and certainly engaged everyone.

Steve Brown the Captain of the England Wheelchair Rugby Team joined in with the sports encouraging the students paid tribute to the event saying; "This is more than just a day out for the students, this raises their self-esteem whilst they're having a lot of fun"

The Mayor of Sutton paid testament to the organisation of such a big event praising staff, students and volunteers for their great effort.

Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal for Carshalton and Kingston Colleges said; "We are lucky enough to have the Mayors of Sutton and Kingston supporting us today. It has been wonderful for our students to take part in such a wide variety of activities. I am sure the memory of today will stay with our students, staff and guests for a long time. I must thank all those who volunteered their time today from EcoLocal Cycling Sutton Tennis Academy, Surrey Football Association (FA), Carshalton Football Club to the drummers from the amazing Gary Mason Charity."

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