Brighton & Hove City Council Hub > Learning > PSHE Education > Primary > Equality & Diversity > Paralympic Memories Project
A teaching resource for schools and other educational settings

Suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils and above

The Paralympic Games in London 2012 saw the beginning of the end of a long journey of exclusion of athletes with learning disabilities following the disqualification of the Spanish basketball team in Sydney. The purpose of this resource is:

• To develop awareness of the hidden history of the sporting heritage of people with learning disabilities
• To understand how a section of our society were excluded from participation in Paralympic competition
• To reflect on issues of human rights and social injustice

Below are some screenshots from a film that accompanies the resources. The Paralympics Memories Film is hosted on YouTube and so teachers may need to download it from there to use in school.









Paralympic Memories Video
 


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