Special Olympics

Over the October half term 5 Dene Magna students plus school staff, Mr Waygood and our School Games Organiser Alan Beard, supported the Special Olympics County Sports Day* at Leisure At in Cheltenham.  The students helped run a series of inclusive activities for over 300 participants to try out 11 different sports including archery, golf, bowls and cricket. 
Mr Beard commented:
'Mr Waygood and I were very impressed with our Dene Magna students, Mia, Ellie, Zac and Gemma. Firstly for giving up a day of their holidays and secondly for their professional approach throughout the day. We were also joined by ex-Dene Magna student Ollie Cook. Our thanks goes out to all these students, as events like this would not be able to go ahead without great volunteers'.  
The day was a great success and there are already plans underway to continue these events in Gloucestershire. 
*Special Olympics Gloucestershire run the County Sports Day in partnership with Active Gloucestershire.