Mandeville Place – What’s in a name?
In celebration of the most successful Paralympic Games ever, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park created a new area known as Mandeville Place.
Mandeville Place includes an orchard that grows fruit trees native to the homes of the 34 ParalympicsGB gold medallists from London 2012, and one very special, unique, variety of apple. This delicious new variety of apple was developed to celebrate the legacy of London 2012 by mixing pollen from different apple blossoms. It is only the third new apple variety to have been created in UK in the past 50 years! The name of the new apple was decided in a national schools competition, launched on National Apple Day, 21st October 2014. The winning name (drum roll please) was ‘Paradice Gold’. Submitted by three separate schools, Paradice Gold combines the word Paralympic with the first letter of each of the Paralympic values; Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality.
The Mandeville Place Orchard resources enable your pupils to investigate the history of the Paralympic Movement. Your pupils will discover the phenomenal journey – pioneered by Ludwig Guttmann at Stoke Mandeville hospital after the Second World War – of athletes with disabilities into today’s awe-inspiring Paralympians, competing at the Games with equality and to huge public acclaim.
All resources are open-ended and accessible for children and young people of all abilities.