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Sainsbury’s Flint provides St David’s High School, Saltney pupils paralympic opportunity

SIXTH formers at St David’s High School in Saltney have had a taste of the Paralympic Games courtesy of Sainsbury’s in Flint.

The students were able to try out a range of Paralympic events including goalball, sitting volleyball and blind football.

Sainsbury’s also provided a free Paralympic kit for the school to use as part of the store’s One Million Kids challenge, which aims to get more than one million children to try out a Paralympic sport ahead of the games later this year.

In addition, Sainsbury’s Flint will be helping 2,012 people across Flintshire take part in Paralympic sports as part of their localised Paralympic challenge.

Welsh baccalaureate co-ordinator James Walker said: “The link with Sainsbury’s is excellent. Our sixth form students absolutely loved the session, which was used as part of their Welsh baccalaureate.

“It has done much to develop their understanding of the Paralympics and indeed their appreciation of how everyone in society can participate in sport.”

Sainsbury’s PR ambassador Trisha Mulreay added: “It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm and competitiveness from the students.

“We hope this experience has given them an insight into just how talented our Paralympians really are and we hope it has helped make a difference to the attitudes they had toward disability.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the challenge can call Sainsbury’s Flint PR ambassador Trisha Mulreay on 01352 893300 or email [email protected].