EPIC pro­gram gives taste of ac­tiv­i­ties

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Chil­dren and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties were busy try­ing their hands at a range of sports and ac­tiv­i­ties over the school hol­i­days.

Em­pow­er­ing Peo­ple in Com­mu­ni­ties ran the Kar­ratha com­mu­nity pro­gram for two weeks to help ex­pose peo­ple to a range of ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able to them around town.

Over the course of the pro­gram, par­tic­i­pants had a go at karate, Zumba, per­form­ing arts, rugby, netball, bas­ket­ball and lawn bowls, as well as the fam­ily fun day in Wick­ham.

EPIC in­clu­sion co-or­di­na­tor Michelle Do­herty said the idea be­hind the pro­gram was to pro­vide in­clu­sive ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages and abil­i­ties.

“It’s a non-com­pet­i­tive way which gives every­one a chance to come try dif­fer­ent sports,” she said.

“The idea is peo­ple get to try a va­ri­ety of things and if there is any­thing they re­ally en­joy, they can then join as a club mem­ber.

“For the younger kids and the fam­i­lies, its a good chance for them to en­joy some time to­gether. “For some of the older peo­ple who have an im­pair­ment, it’s good for them to come along and par­tic­i­pate.”

Ms Do­herty said in­for­ma­tion for the next school hol­i­day pro­gram would be out soon.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Chil­dren and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties en­joy a day at Kar­ratha Bowl­ing Club.

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