'Our grand day out at the Games'
Teenagers from a Leicester college have been inspired after watching the Paralympics athletes in action.
Fifty-eight students of New College, in New Parks, Leicester, went to London to watch the wheelchair basketball, seven-a-side football and the five-a-side football.
PE teacher Liz Clark, who organised the trips on Monday and Tuesday, said: "They were all amazed and inspired by the athleticism, skill and determination of the athletes.
"It gave the pupils an appreciation of how people have serious challenges in life and still manage to overcome the obstacles and succeed.
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"It was brilliant. It was a day to remember for everyone who made the trip to the Games."
The pupils agreed it was a trip well worth making.
Abdi Mohammed, 15, said "We had the best experience ever. Seeing it on TV is nothing compared to seeing it live."
Hannah Briers, 14, said: "It was amazing how the players in wheelchair basketball managed to shoot and get up when falling over."
Thomas Knott, 15, said: "The Olympic Park was amazing."