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Nursery children try blind sports
11:21am Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
YOUNGSTERS learnt about the Paralympic Games during a week of events at the Essex University day nursery.
About 20 children aged between three and four played sports such as sit-down volleyball and covered their eyes with blindfolds to imagine what it is like playing blind sports.
Wheels were stuck to their chairs inside the nursery to symbolise wheelchairs and made medals, torches and flags.
As well as highlighting the Paralympics the children also learnt about university student Scott Moorhouse who competes in the javelin on Friday, and will visit them on his return.
Nursery nurse Jo Brooks, who organised the events, said: “The children have benefited hugely from these events as it raises their awareness about disabilities and sport.
“It is important for them to realise a disability does not have to prevent a person from achieving success. They have really been embracing it.”