DISABILITY awareness and celebrating ability were the main focus of a recent program run by the Glenorchy City Council Youth Program, ParaQuad Association of Tasmania and Glenorchy on the Go.
The inaugural All Abilities Game Day saw Guildford Young College, Cosgrove High and Austins Ferry Primary Schools test their skills in games of wheelchair basketball and Boccia – all led by people who live with disability.
The program was developed in response to Council’s Glenorchy Youth Task Force identifying disability awareness as a priority.
Young people believed that their peers could benefit from more understanding about disabilities and the impact it has on individuals, while also focusing on the great things they can still achieve and celebrating inclusion.
The Paraquad Association of Tasmanian said it was “really pleased” with the student’s involvement and enthusiasm for this inaugural event.
Council expressed hope that this will now be one of many awareness-raising events on the community calendar.
Caption: Guildford Young College students celebrating a game of wheelchair basketball at the All Abilities Games Day.