‘Disability is not Inability’
1 August, 2017, 12:00 am
A TOTAL of six special and three inclusive schools in the Central Eastern areas had their ninth annual sports day themed, “Disability is not Inability” was held at the Vodafone Arena at Laucala Bay, yesterday.
According to Central Eastern Council of Special and Inclusive Educators (CECSIE) organising committee vice-president, Jovesa Korovulavula, the sports day gave special school students a chance to interact and to meet one another.
“The main emphasis of the sports day is for students to expose their sports skills and to enhance their social skills as well,” Korovulavula said.
He said it also presented their students to meet their peers from other schools.
“We are so thankful to the government of the day for they are the leading this initiative for people with disabilities to be included in to regular activities so they too can be acknowledged from where they live and what they do.
In addition, the students all took part in various sporting activities such as soccer (mixed team), netball, standing and sitting volleyball.
For our little ones aged three to five years old, they played in our junior sports meet (rotational stations games), which includes target throws, tunnel ball, overhead pass, obstacle course and rolling in between.
While our high support children (children in wheel chairs) played table cricket and table tennis,” he said.