Wisbech school holds disability awareness day
Wheelchair basketball and dancing were some of the ways a school helped to raise awareness of disabilities.
St Peter’s Junior School in Wisbech organised a different abilities day to challenge youngsters’ perceptions. Staff and children at the school are helping to raise money to buy an electric wheelchair for classmate Sophie Clarke, who suffers from cerebral palsy. The Go Kids Go firm ran a wheelchair workshop for youngsters during the day, which also included races. Representatives from Cambridgeshire Deaf Awareness went along to teach youngsters sign language. Children also took part in activities to raise awareness of visual impairments and also learned about autism. All of the school’s 248 pupils, who are aged between seven and 11, took part in the event.
Headteacher Andrew Saunders said: “I am hoping that they will now look at people with different abilities in a positive way. “The children had a ball.” St Peter’s Junior School pupils are pictured above. MFCP16PM02119