Henshaws hail victorious at Special Olympics

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Students from Henshaws College raised the at this year’s regional Special Olympics Athletics, winning an astounding 35 medals.

Team Henshaws were quick off the mark at the regional Yorkshire and Humberside in Barnsley, with each member taking home a medal – 11 of which were gold. Eight participants even broke their own personal records.

The Henshaws students undertook frequent training to ensure they were in ship-shape condition for the . The college integrates regular physical activity into the students’ learning programmes to maximise the benefits of exercise.

The college is part of Henshaws Society for Blind, which provides a range of educational, residential, day-care and community services for visually-impaired and disabled people of all ages.

Special Olympics is a global non-profit organisation targeting the nearly 200 million people round the world who have intellectual disabilities. The organisation provides year round sports training and competition in over 23 Olympic-type sports for competitors aged 8 and over.

Team Spirit – the 17 team members celebrate their success from the day’s event


The Henshaws results were:


Nathan Hill
Nicky Henson
Jack Green
Ben Kendall
James Coleman
John Pratt
Matthew Gledhill
Sam Hindley
Jessica Purnell
Daliah Asije
Becky Cooper
Dan Boocock
Phil Potts
Sarah Brownsword
Josh Kirkup
Wayne Appleby
Claire Emblin
2 Silver and 2 Personal best
2 Silver and 2 Personal best
1 Gold
2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Personal best
1 Gold and 1 Silver
2 Bronze
1 Gold and 1 Personal best
1 Silver and 1 Bronze
1 Silver
1 Gold, 1 Bronze and 1 Personal best
1 Gold and 1 Silver
1 Silver, 1 Bronze and 1 Personal best
1 Gold
1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze
1 Gold and 2 Bronze
1 Gold and 1 Silver
2 Silver and 1 Bronze


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