Disabled pupils from Wandsworth have been crowned champions of a London sports competition at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park.

Eight children from Sellincourt Primary School, Sellincourt Rd, came first out of 21 schools at the Panathlon London Primary Final on Wednesday, July 4.

The students, who have a range of special educational needs including hearing impairments, battled through regional qualifying competitions to reach the final at the London 2012 venue.

The Wandsworth school finished with 38 points after competing in a range of sports such as boccia, new age kurling and table cricket.

Pupil Abdi Ali, 11, clutched the trophy with pride throughout the celebrations and teams photographs, saying: “My mum and dad are going to be so proud of me!

“I’m going to show everybody my medal and tell them how I won the competition and we’ll all have a celebration. My favourite bit was the basketball because to start with it’s easy and then it gets harder as you get further away from the hoop.”

Panathlon is the national charity that gives more than 15,000 disabled children every year the opportunity to engage in competitive sport that they are so often otherwise denied.

Chris Payne, Sellincourt Primary's sport coach, added: "This is a wonderful opportunity for this group of children. When they saw the Olympic Stadium on the way here their mouths were gaping open.

"It's just such a special atmosphere. The Panathlon sports are perfectly pitched - they are just difficult enough while allowing them to score plenty of points."