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SAILING: Paralympic Day celebrated with Lucas
PUPILS from Dorset schools have been welcomed daily to Poole Yacht Club for a special initiative that is running throughout the World Championships.
Schools participating in the 2013 2.4mR Worlds Schools Initiative are exploring the subjects of inclusiveness and equality as well as introducing pupils to the sport of sailing.
Pupils have been studying topics such as meteorology, physics, health and literature, as well as meeting competitors and watching the racing.
Ten youngsters from Montacute Special School in Poole and St Catherine’s Primary School in Wim-borne enjoyed special treatment when they celebrated National Para-lympic Day with Helena Lucas.
After an hour’s taster session on Poole Harbour with Rockley Water-sports, in conjunction with RYA Sailability and the 2.4mR World Championships, they quizzed Lucas on her career.
National Paralympic Day saw a series of special events taking place across all sports nationwide to mark the first anniversary of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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