A SCHOOL is continuing to influence others with its Olympic legacy.

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School have developed an outreach programme designed to engage QEGS pupils with other pupils from the local community, An Olympic legacy day saw pupils get together with Blackburn pupils from Longshaw Primary School.

Together the children participated in a total of 16 Olympic and Paralympic events including cycling, mountain biking, weight lifting, hockey and badminton.

Paul Oliver at QEGS said: “In addition we encouraged pupils to participate in Paralympic events such as seated volleyball, boccia and blind football. The highlight was undoubtedly the boccia and the blind football.

“QEGS pupils also plan, deliver and evaluate sporting activities under the guidance of carers and staff to approximately eight local pupils each week. Such activities have included swimming, sports hall games and use of the QEGS specialist sensory centre facility.”