Para Sport Pop Up in Christchurch

Community involvement Canterbury

Posted: 13 March 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA6Lv

This new and innovative initiative by Paralympics New Zealand was launched last August to mark 1 year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Para Sport Pop Up is now travelling around New Zealand in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

We would like to invite some of your students to the Para Sport Pop Up on Friday 3 April. We would recommend groups of approximately 25 to ensure your students can enjoy the full experience. So you may want to bring various groups throughout the day! One session lasts approximately 45 minutes.

It is a great opportunity to learn about the Paralympic Games, disability, inclusion, diversity and Para sport in New Zealand.

Come and enjoy different ‘have a go’ Para sport activities including:

  • Vertical jump test challenge 
  • Handcycle challenge 
  • Give Wheelchair basketball a go 
  • Play a Boccia game 
  • Get a photo with Someity, Tokyo 2020 mascot
  • Blind football virtual reality experience
  • Learn more about Para sport
  • Meet with Paralympians, Para athletes or local Para sport organisations 
  • Leave messages of support for the New Zealand Paralympic Team.

Date: Friday 3 April.

Time: 10am–4pm.

Venue: Bridge of Remembrance, Cashel Street, Christchurch. 

Events summary


03 April 2020 – 03 April 2020

Further information

Contact: Laure Gruffat

 (021) 220 6461