So I came back from Rio with more than a sun tan….
It was such an honour and amazing opportunity to have been selected to go to Rio Paralympics as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme. I took away so much from 6 days we had!
We travelled over as group of 14 comprising of 11 athletes, 1 psychologist and 2 coaches, all selected on to the programme and there to learn from the games experience. We had a hand book which had 10 learning modules in it. Everyday was very much a learning day and we had to try and observe as an athlete and not get too involved as a spectator… This was obviously quite difficult when you got consumed by the atmosphere.
We learnt what it was like to live as a Paralympian, getting access to the athlete village, food hall and also the accommodation. And also we got access to the British House, where athletes, friends, family and media go to chill out away from the village and competition environment. This was a fantastic experience and we really got a feel for being part of Paralympic GB family.