Car­ni­val fun for kids

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IN­CLU­SIV­ITY was the big win­ner when Bletch­ley Park Pri­mary School hosted its in­au­gu­ral in­ter­school sports car­ni­val for spe­cial needs stu­dents.

Stu­dents with in­tel­lec­tual and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties from Bletch­ley Park, For­est Cres­cent and Piara Waters pri­mary schools came to­gether to com­pete in a va­ri­ety of events last Wed­nes­day.

Car­ni­val or­gan­iser and Bletch­ley Park Pri­mary School sports teacher Clint McNer­ney said it made his day to see ev­ery com­peti­tor’s en­thu­si­asm.

“The high­light was see­ing the kids so en­gaged, so en­thu­si­as­tic and re­ally ex­cited, and then com­ing up and get­ting their medals, it al­most bought a tear to my eye,” he said.

“They’re the stu­dents who miss out; they’re the stu­dents that don’t get that op­por­tu­nity be­cause in­ter­school is al­ways based on abil­ity.”

Mr McNer­ney said he wanted to ex­pand the car­ni­val in the fu­ture and in­volve schools in other districts.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting more schools on board next year,” he said.

“That’s the real aim be­hind the car­ni­val – to make it big­ger.

“I’ve had a lot of par­ents from other as­so­ci­a­tions and sub­urbs re­ally in­ter­ested in do­ing the same sort of con­cept in their area at their school and that’s what it’s all about, giv­ing other schools the op­por­tu­nity.”

Rio Games Par­a­lympian Adam Deans also at­tended the car­ni­val.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d470892

Bletch­ley Park Pri­mary School kids tak­ing part in the car­ni­val.

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