Double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt recently launched National School Sport Week at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Students joined the two Youth Sport Trust ambassadors to take part in a dance class held by choreographer Kimberly at Chobham Academy in Stratford.
This was followed by a series of Paralympic challenges linked to the sports of boccia, goalball, sitting volleyball and athletics.
Hannah said: “Winning double gold at London 2012 was the most amazing experience of my life. Returning to the Olympic Park today I want to build excitement amongst young people about the Rio games and inspire them to use National School Sport Week as a launch pad to taking part in more sport and physical activity whatever their age or ability.”
Kimberly said: “It’s really exciting to be working with Hannah and the Youth Sport Trust as I want to show that there is something for everyone.
“I struggled at school and wasn’t into mainstream sport but I found my love and passion for physical activity through dance and want to share that.
“This event at Chobham Academy is about giving students a range of activities to try out so they can each find what they love and the inclusive sports were fun too.”
More than 4,500 schools have registered for National School Sport Week in 2016.
It has potentially inspired up to 1.8million young people across the country as excitement builds ahead of Rio 2016.
Ali Oliver, Youth Sport Trust’s chief executive, said: “National School Sport Week is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the important place of PE and sport in our schools and excite young people about PE and sport in this Olympic and Paralympic year.
“We know that healthy, active children perform better across all areas of school life and this week is the perfect time to encourage all young people to be more physically active.”
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