Newham book panathlon final slot
PUBLISHED: 15:13 08 March 2012
Defending champions Newham have qualified for the east London final of the 2012 Panathlon Challenge following last week’s competition at Langdon School, East Ham.
Newham, who were represented by children from Langdon, Brampton, Rokeby, Eastlea and St Bonnaventures schools, claimed 68 points out of 70, with Redbridge runners-up with 52 points and Tower Hamlets (48) finishing third.
The Panathlon charity stages specialised sports competition for disabled youngsters, with 27 events taking place across London and the south-east leading up to summer finals.
They will now take on Barking & Dagenham, Bexley and Greenwich, who had already qualified, for a place in the grand London final on June 14.
Panathlon stages events in disabled sports such as boccia, polybat, new-age kurling, and table cricket, and is funded by several partners including the Mayor of London and The Jack Petchey Foundation.
In total, nine schools competed with pupils from Beatrice Tate and George Greens representing Tower Hamlets.
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