The youngsters, aged 10 - 13 years from 11 primary and secondary schools were split into mixed teams. They competed in an exciting range of activities including athletics, netball, new age curling, goalball, wheelchair and able bodied basketball. The teams were assisted by young leaders from a number of schools.
The event, which took place at Goresbrook Leisure Centre on Wednesday, 6 April, saw the top placed team receive a winner’s trophy.
A larger trophy was awarded to the team that demonstrated the most team spirit.
The event was a joint project between Barking and Dagenham School Sports Partnership (SSP) and Sport Inspired, a social enterprise dedicated to boosting community spirit and participation in sport.
Cllr Rocky Gill, Cabinet Member for Education and Children, said: “Everyone had a great time at the borough’s first disability multi-games event.
“The event is a great opportunity for young people to work in teams and mix with other schools.
“I’d like to congratulate the winners on their achievements.”
Elaine Burgess, Partnership Development Manager, said: “The event was fantastic. There was a wonderful atmosphere with lots of happy, smiley children enjoying new activities.
“The Young Leaders were amazing and I’d like to thank them for taking the time out to help.”