In­au­gu­ral soc­cer car­ni­val a big hit.

Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE - d475436 with high needs to be in­volved in a broad range of sport and ac­tive re­cre­ation in a va­ri­ety of set­tings. “By be­ing part of these ac­tiv­i­ties, the stu­dents can de­velop so­cial skills, co­or­di­na­tion, con­fi­dence and self-es­teem.” Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from

THE sun was out and some great skills on show as al­most 200 Perth stu­dents with spe­cial needs com­peted in an in­au­gu­ral soc­cer car­ni­val last week.

Hosted by Can­ning­ton Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Cen­tre (ESC) at Coker Park, the in­au­gu­ral Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port South Net­work Soc­cer Car­ni­val in­vited stu­dents from seven ESCs to take part in a day of inclusive soc­cer fun.

Can­ning­ton Com­mu­nity ESC stu­dent sup­port co-or­di­na­tor Bernardo Dewey said with bas­ket­ball and ath­let­ics car­ni­vals al­ready on the cal­en­dar, or­gan­is­ers wanted to give the stu­dents an­other chance to take part in in­ter­school events.

“It is the first time hosting a soc­cer event but we are very happy to an­nounce that we are go­ing to re­peat this event in 2018,” he said.

“We want to in­te­grate stu­dents into soc­cer through so­cial in­clu­sion and by cre­at­ing new bonds and friend­ships, and we also wanted to give an op­por­tu­nity to stu­dents

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell

Wil­liam Ton­dut, Malachi Johns, Seth Watkins, Ri­ley Bickle and James Robin­son.

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