Asha inspires students
TEENAGER Asha Melville delivered a positive message when she visited North Woodvale Primary School students.
The 13-year-old St Mark’s Anglican Community School student, who has cerebral palsy, spoke to the Year 2 class about celebrating diversity.
Asha was diagnosed with the disorder at four and despite some physical challenges, is a keen dancer, singer and hard-working student.
“I wanted the kids to see that even though cerebral palsy is something I have to live with every day, it doesn’t mean I can’t achieve what I love,” she said.
“I also wanted them to understand that even though I may be a little different to them, I’m really just like everyone else, with dreams and plans and things I want to do.”
Her final inspiring message to the class was to, “Follow your dreams, you’ll be great”.
Teacher Rachael Robertson said it was a great reinforcement of what children had been taught about diversity and acceptance.
Asha Melville (back row in white shirt) with students of North Woodvale Primary.