The Active Health Games 2013 have taken place in Barnsley with support from the Barnsley Integrated Learning Disability Service.
The games are a one day community event for adults aged 18+ with a learning disability. They aim to promote the benefits of exercise by giving adults with learning disabilities living in Barnsley the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports activities.
The games, which were held in conjunction with Sport and Active Recreation, Barnsley FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust and the Community Games, took place at Shaw Lane Rugby Club and there was a fantastic turnout.
The day was opened by the Mayor of Barnsley followed by a mass warm up led by MC Steve Cram, who helped get proceedings going with an array of exercise moves and stretches.
Participants were divided into different teams and encouraged to compete in a variety of activities including target games, Boccia, football, Zumba, kwik cricket, tag rugby, rounders, chair aerobics, karate, and running games.
As well as giving people the opportunity to take part in different sports, recreation and arts activities the games were also a chance to highlight various sports clubs in the area.
As part of the closing ceremony Mencap’s Take a Bow Theatre group performed an excerpt from ‘Grease’ and everyone who had taken part in the day received a certificate.