Animal Para games1With the Paralympic Games only a few months away, a new digital, illustrated jigsaw has been released in celebration of the sports and organisations who promote the heritage of disability sport.

The ‘Animal Para Games’ is a beautifully illustrated artwork created by Jessica Hartshorn, transformed into a digital jigsaw. The image shows a range of animals taking part in Para sports for families to enjoy with an adjustable difficulty setting ranging the number of pieces from 20 to 300, and nine yellow trophies to spot within the design.

Sporting Heritage founding director, Dr Justine Reilly said:

“The Paralympic Games are a brilliant display of the wide range of activities and talent outside of the mainstream sports. We wanted to engage a younger audience with a creative resource that puts the spotlight on a brilliant variety of para sports that have been part of our UK sporting heritage for many years yet are still relatively unknown.”

Organisations and museums have contributed to this Sporting Heritage resource include Goalball UK, the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, Para Dance UK, The National Basketball Centre and National Football Museum.  Players of the online game can find out more about disability sport in the interactive image by clicking on the characters to display organisation, sport and relevant website details.

This is the 5th resource as part of the Hidden Histories Illustrated project, aimed at children aged between 7-14 years and made available as part of the Hidden Histories Illustrated project funded by Arts Council England, celebrating women in sport, disability in sport and unusual sporting objects through time.

This new free resource, along with the previous four creations are available via the sporting heritage website Hidden Histories Illustrated | Sporting Heritage