Sport is enjoyed by all at ProjectAbility Festival

Students from across Cornwall came together on Friday to take part in a ProjectAbility Festival at Truro College.

ProjectAbility is part of the Cornwall School Games, which is a Youth Sport Trust initiative to give primary and secondary school children the opportunity to take part in and compete in a wide range of sports at numerous events throughout the academic year.

This festival is the inclusive arm of the initiative that helps children with physical, sensory and learning disabilities participate in a variety of sports including archery, football, wheelchair basketball and cricket. 

The initiative delivers six multi sport events and three sport specific events in Cornwall in partnership with the Cornwall Sports Partnership and the School Games Organisers. Truro and Penwith College are huge supporters of ProjectAbility and kindly both facilitate events and provide superb sports leaders to help with the delivery of the activities, with sport students helping out as well.

Walking around the sports hall you couldn’t move two steps without seeing beaming faces and enthusiastic players, eager to try a new sport.

Steve Hillman, Inclusion Sports Officer at Cornwall Sports Partnership & Special Olympics Cornwall, said of the day: "The event today was brilliant, we had over sixty secondary school children here today taking part in six activities ranging from football skills to boccia. The smiles on the faces says it all, we've had fist pumps and high fives.... A massive thanks to Truro & Penwith College for hosting us and providing leaders and to Cornwall College for their leaders too."