Boccia is a Paralympic sport with no Olympic equivalent and is similar to bowls. It is a target ball sport which tests both muscle control and accuracy.
Active Schools Midlothian held their second ever Boccia festival on Tuesday the 14th of November, hosted at St Davids High School, over 60 pupils both from primary and secondary came together to take part in fun skill stations and Boccia matches.
Boccia is a Paralympic sport with no Olympic equivalent and is similar to bowls. It is a target ball sport which tests both muscle control and accuracy. Originally designed for individuals with severe physical disabilities, the game has branched out to include all disabilities.
The festival is open to all young people with either a physical or learning disability. Pupils from 8 different schools took part and it was fantastic to see all those taking part enjoy the morning with the help of their parents and school staff members.
To make the festival happen, we work in partnership with Saltersgate, St Davids HS and Scottish Disability Sport (SDS), as well as help from senior pupils. SDS have provided some links to local boccia clubs which provides a pathway into continuing Boccia, this has been shared with all members and can be found here:
Edinburgh Leisure Boccia Club -
Gracemount Leisure Centre, Edinburgh
East of Scotland Boccia Club (only open to those with a severe physical impairment)-
Frogston School Edinburgh
Additionally, you can find more information on inclusive clubs in the document link below.
A massive thank you and well done to all those involved and we hope to see you back next year!