Wheelchair Fencing at Aylesbury College

  |  Published: Dec 9th 2015
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On Thursday 3rd December Aylesbury College celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with partner organisation the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS).

IWAS has recently moved its base to Aylesbury College and celebrated the opening of the new office by holding a Wheelchair Fencing Event. Students at Aylesbury College had the chance to ‘have a go’ and experience the sport with Team GB’s Simon Wilson and Viv Mills. The aim of the event was to bring awareness to students about sportsmanship, respect and unity.

IWAS is a growing Federation providing opportunities for people with physical disability to maximise their potential and to develop as athletes. Charmaine Hooper CEO (IWAS) commented: “Our objectives are aligned with International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme is that inclusion matters and we want to bring that to the student community.”

Karen Mitchell, Principal of Aylesbury College, said “Our students really enjoyed engaging with the wheelchair fencing – thank you so much to Simon, Viv and everyone at IWAS for this wonderful opportunity. We were delighted to support this event to help raise awareness and understanding.“

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