DSActive to run Multi-Sports Festival in Devon

A free event offering youngsters with Down’s syndrome the chance to try out a variety of sports is taking place in Devon in March…and it’s looking for participants. The Multi-Sports Festival will be held at Blundell’s School in Tiverton on Monday 4th March and participants of all ages and abilities are invited to take part.

The event will see students from Blundell’s School assisting at the event, helping out at the different activity stations under the supervision of their teachers and members of staff from the Down’s Syndrome Association’s DSActive team. A Blundell’s representative said:

“We are delighted to be able to host the Down’s Syndrome Multi-Sports Festival. Our students are looking forward to assisting the event, we see this as a great opportunity to get involved and support such a great initiative.”

There are around 40,000 people with Down’s syndrome living in the UK, and research shows that over 70% of the community are classed as either overweight or obese. This day represents a fantastic opportunity to combine education with physical activity and will be of huge benefit to everyone involved.

Doug Statt, DSActive Sports Officer said:

“Opportunities to be physically active are so important for people with Down’s syndrome. The participants will get the chance to try out a wide range of sports and activities they might have never taken part in before, whilst also linking in with pathways to continue in one of our three sessions around Exeter.”

The day will run from 11am until 3pm with a one-hour lunch break in the middle plus an awards ceremony at the end.

For more information or to book your place, please contact: doug.statt@downs-syndrome.org.uk or 0333 1212 300.