A choice of short films about the Paralympic Games, including some showcasing Driving Inspiration project work

Watch some films of artists and Paralympians involved in recent Driving Inspiration projects talking about their lives and inspirations.   

Paralympian John Harris (Discus)

Paralympian Claire Harvey (Sitting Volleyball)

Visual Artist Caroline Cardus

Choreographer Mark Smith and visual artist Rachel Gadsden working together

Interview with Paralympian Pauline MacDonald (Wheelchair Basketball)

Interview with artist Rachel Gadsden

Watch some of the films produced by recent Driving Inspiration projects in schools

Light up the World   For 2012, nearly 500 disabled and non-disabled children and young people in 12 countries and 24 schools collaborated to create an animation depicting a journey for the Paralympic torch, from the birthplace of the Paralympic movement at StokeMandevilleHospital to London 2012.  They worked with 10 disabled and deaf animators and artists, 8 Paralympians and 2 disabled musicians, capturing some of the history of how the Games began and exploring the Paralympic values of determination, inspiration, courage and equality.

Flip book animation  Paralympic sports inspired children to make simple flip books which have been compiled into a two minute animation.                         

Icarus  An animation and dance project which retells the ancient story and also illustrates the following quotation:  “Fulfilling your dreams is not just about you, you need to listen to others, so you can win together.” (Jon Harris, Paralympian athlete)              Made by Signdance Collective, animator David Bunting and students of BuckinghamPrimary School.

Hands On  An animation which celebrates the movement and energy of the Paralympic Games made by the students of Heritage House School, animator Suzanne Roquette Kennedy and musician Jack Fletcher.





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