St James School hosts Devon Physical Disability Super Sports Event

Daisy Hall
Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted Sunday, May 12, 2024 - 10:47pm

 St James School in Exeter, part of the Ted Wragg Trust family, recently hosted the Devon Physical Disability Super Sports Event alongside Devon’s Physical Disability Team.

Twenty five students from across Devon attended the event and the school’s Year 9 Sports Leaders were on hand to help out on the day.

On the menu for the day was inclusive tennis, wheelchair basketball and a multi-sports skills session.  There were also games of boccia, a game where athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a 'jack' ball.  It was designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function.

St James School is housed within a purpose-built modern building with very attractive school grounds and sports areas.  Their external sports areas include an all-weather pitch, athletics field, tennis courts and also a rugby pitch.  This is in addition to their sports hall and dedicated dance studio.  

Emily Harper, Head Teacher at St James School said:

“It was brilliant to host the Devon Physical Disability Super Sports Event at St James this term.  Meeting the young people from across Devon was so lovely and it was great to have our Year 9 Sports Leader on hand, they were a real help and credit to the school.”

Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said:

“Everyone at the trust is so pleased that St James was able to host this important event for young people across Devon.  It sounds like it was an amazing day and I am glad that St James could share their excellent sporting facilities for the benefit of others.”


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