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New School Games resources help mark one year to go to start of Paralympic Winter Games

New School Games resources help mark one year to go to start of Paralympic Winter Games

With one year to go until the opening of the Paralympic Winter Games 2022, GB Snowsport are delighted to support the launch of a new set of VI Skiing resources designed for use in the national School Games programme.

The VI Skiing challenge cards, initially created as part of the Kent School Games programme, were designed and developed by Jon Rye, Programme Director at Bubble & Scruff, and Paralympic Gold Medal winning Super-G guide, Charlotte Evans MBE, to introduce an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games discipline into the school sports environment.

The School Games is a Sport England/National Lottery funded programme delivered nationwide by the Youth Sport Trust and led by government which aims to provide competitive school sport opportunities to all young people across England. The new VI Skiing challenge cards will provide Primary School PE leaders and teachers with a fully inclusive sport format that supports both Personal Best challenges and intra-school competitions, as children and young people work on their teamwork and communication skills.

Jayne Kavanagh, GB Snowsport Head of Culture and Paralympic Operations, said: “With one year to go until the start of the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games 2022, we are delighted to support the launch of this fantastic new resource. We know just how much VI Skiing captivates that nation during the Games, and through these new VI Skiing challenge cards, young people across the country will have the opportunity to test out some of the key skills that our athletes put into practice day in, day out on the slopes.”

Jon Rye, Bubble & Scruff Programme Director, added: “We are pleased to have developed this resource which will bring a new and exciting sport into the school environment. The resource, in a nationally recognised format, will provide teachers with the opportunity to engage children and young people in fully inclusive challenges, at a time when support is needed to improve physical and mental wellbeing and social skills. The involvement of Paralympic Gold Medallist, and great role-model, Charlotte Evans MBE, has been integral to the development of these resources, ensuring challenges are based on her coaching expertise and experience of medal-winning teamwork between a Skier and a Guide.”

The full set of VI Skiing challenge cards are available for download here.

For more information on the national School Games programme, visit www.yourschoolgames.com

Main image: Millie Knight.