IT is always such a pleasure to welcome the team from Power2Inspire to King’s Ely!
Power2Inspire is a Cambridgeshire-based charity that is working tirelessly to create a society where everyone can enjoy inclusive sport together. The charity was founded by John Willis, whose daughter, Anna, attended King’s.
Born without fully formed arms and legs has never stopped John! A Cambridge University graduate, he practised Law for 12 years before redeveloping the village of Papworth Everard, being the chief executive of what was described as the largest social enterprise in the region. That led to consulting, leading Navigo CIC out of the NHS in Grimsby, and the chair of Provide CIC, a social enterprise providing £60million worth of services to the NHS.
Inspired by friend Tim Martin, John swam the relay leg of a non-disabled triathlon relay, and the funds raised sparked the creation of Power2Inspire.
John fulfilled his sporting desires in part by completing the Road2Rio challenge in 2016, taking part in all 34 Olympic and Paralympic sports.
On July 6th, PowerHouseGames returned to King’s Ely Junior. All of the activities are designed for pupils to challenge their assumptions, respect each other’s differences and explore their understanding of what they can do. At the same time, pupils benefit from the positive physical and social experience that sport can provide, as well as having plenty of fun.
Our pupils in Years 3-8 enjoyed trying a variety of sports and activities, including blindfold football, boccia, walking football, goalball, sitting volleyball, tough rugby, kwik cricket, new age curling, parachute games, target games and more.
To find out more about Power2Inspire, including how you can show your support, visit: www.power2inspire.org.uk