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We're off to Tokyo!

It’s not every day you get to meet a Team GB Paralympic star- and hold his Rio 2016 Gold Medal- but for the whole of Years 7 and 8, as well as the Year 11 BTEC Sport students, that day happened!

David Smith MBE, the current World Number 1 in his Boccia discipline, came in to Wavell to speak to the students about his life and sporting successes as well as give them a demonstration on how to play the game at which he represents Team GB. It was a fantastic day and one that will stick in the memories of those involved for a very long time.

In addition to his inspirational talks, David was also here to launch our exciting venture… to Tokyo, Japan, in the summer of 2020!


  • In conjunction with Mr Greaves and the Japan Club here at The Wavell School, the PE team have joined forces to be able to offer the students in Year 7 and 8 the chance of a lifetime; travel to Tokyo in August 2020 to cheer on our new Paralympian friend as he looks to defend his Gold medal status. The trip will consist of the following activities;
  • 10 days in Tokyo, the Japanese capital, soaking up the sights and sounds as well as some of the cuisine!
  • Visiting some historical landmarks in the city
  • Putting our Japanese speaking skills to the test! (Don’t worry, we’ll learn them in due course!)
  • And of  course attending the Paralympic Games venues


The sign-up letter can be found in Year 7 and 8 Wavellmail and if you have any questions, please see Mr Greaves or Mr Panons as soon as possible. With half of the spaces claimed already, we would hate for you to miss out.

See you on the plane?!