Students take part in annual Diversity Olympics

13 March 2011

Oaklands College students from Welwyn Garden City and Redbourn came second in this year's Annual Diversity Olympics, a day of games for disabled and special learning needs students.

The event focuses on values such as respect, friendship and excellence and makes for a fun and rewarding day. Four colleges compete in different sporting events and there is one overall winner.

Oaklands College students were thrilled to win the dodge ball and boccia events which learner and boccia player Tom Kelly attributed to their strong team work.

The games are held annualy at Wodson Park and Oaklands College FE Sports Co-ordinator Darren Morgan, said: "It's great for these students to have their own flag-ship event and the Para-Olympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality are clearly on display. The most important thing is the taking part and everyone had a great day."