Making sure the Paralympic legacy continues in 2013, tens of young people with disabilities were put through their paces in a sports day extravaganza yesterday.

More than 130 energetic pupils from schools across the borough were invited to take part in the Barnet Partnership for School Sport (BPSS) event at Allianz Park.

Caroline Connell, school games organiser for BPSS, said: “Our aim for the day was to allow pupils the opportunity to try new sports in a safe and fun environment, where they can work on a variety of skills from social to sport specific.”

To get their heart rates up, the group was given a warm up by the Saracens Sport Foundation before being split into teams named after the Olympic and Paralympic values including courage, friendship and determination.

The teams were then given the chance to try out a variety of sporting activities from wheelchair basketball and racing to tag rugby and seated volleyball.

Throughout the day pupils were rewarded for their effort with stickers.