Student Leaders Everywhere Get Involved in International Day of People with Disability

Student leaders around the world got involved with initiatives as a part of United Nations recognised ‘International Day of People with Disability’ (IDPwD). The events and activities were encouraged by the Australian organisers for the event with an ongoing ‘Grow Inclusion’ competition in which schools could register their event and win $3,000 in accessible resources and materials.

Cardross Primary School students got involved by running an event to experience how disability impacts everyday life through simulated activities. An example included throwing and catching a ball with restricted vision.

Kalinda School students ran a community event involving numerous activities as a celebration of the day.

Anson Street School hosted an annual event called “Art on Anson” showcasing the achievements of students with a disability in creative arts.

Charlestown East Public School ran their first-ever weekend Colour Dash for the local community with all funds raised on the day assisting to develop playground areas for students with a disability.

IDPwD 2019 Patron and Australian Paralympian, Kurt Fearnley, encouraged students and schools to, “have a conversation about disability in the classroom, host an event and enter the schools competition.” Read more about Kurt’s involvement in the Daily Liberal HERE.

The Grow Inclusion competition is still running with submissions still possible and winners to be announced in early 2020. To register your event and read more about the competition click HERE.

Photo Credit: As shown in the Sunraysia Daily by Ben Gross