Great Britain’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics bringing home 65 medals has not only inspired many future athletes but also inspired the staff and residents of Cabrini House in Orpington, a home for adults with learning disabilities who held their very own Olympics on 11 August.
The residents competed for medals in a variety of activities including running, walking, trampolining, penalty shootout, bean bag throw, dancing, seated volleyball, bowls, and table tennis.
The highly anticipated Olympics Day which had to be cancelled and then rescheduled due to heavy rainfall took place in the garden at Cabrini House and the neighbouring Holy Innocents Primary School field.
Natalie, a Cabrini House resident, said, “I really enjoyed the day, especially the walking race. I can’t wait until next year when we can do it again”.
Claire Morlham, Manager at Cabrini House, said, “The residents had a fabulous day competing for activity medals and awards for, best effort, most improved and best performance, laughing the most, cheering the loudest, most supportive and best team flag or banner. We received a lot of support to make our Olympics happen and we are very grateful to Recognition Express for donating three trophies, Holy Innocents Primary School for allowing us to use their field and everyone else who made this event a huge success.”