UNDERCOVER: It’s all getting heavy as the boys pull the covers over during their big day of fun. Picture: Adam Garford

LYNNSPORT in King’s Lynn was packed with schoolchildren having a go at a range of sports at the annual Adapted Sports Day for youngsters with disabilities.

The event, which is in its 11th year, attracted 120 children from around West Norfolk.

Adam Garford, sports development manager at Alive Leisure, said: “I always look forward to hosting the adapted sports day. Alive Leisure provides a variety of sporting activities for disabled children across the borough.

“We invite local disabled sports clubs to come and deliver sessions and children get a taster of each activity. We hope that they enjoy it and want to continue to take part in sport.”

The day, which was sponsored by Dow Chemical, began with a full group warm-up at 10am and smaller group sessions took place throughout the morning.

The children tried their hand at table tennis, parachute games, football and a range of multi-skills sports activities.

Mr Garford said: “It went really well. It was a fantastic turnout and a very rewarding event to run.”

Sports students from the College of West Anglia ran some of the sessions as part of their course.

Peter Lemon, chairman of Alive Leisure, said: “It’s great to be involved in the co-ordination of such a fantastic community event which grows year on year.”