Rain­bows of dif­fer­ence at PDSS

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS @SCHOOL -

PORT Dou­glas held its Autism Aware­ness Day on Fri­day, April 21 to help ed­u­cate the stu­dents about autism.

This year the fo­cus was on how peo­ple with autism find it dif­fi­cult to com­mu­ni­cate and un­der­stand so­cial sit­u­a­tions. Each class at the school was re­quired to par­tic­i­pate in a com­pe­ti­tion to write a so­cial story to as­sist a per­son with autism to un­der­stand how to go about a par­tic­u­lar role in a so­cial cir­cum­stance.

The re­sults were marvel­lous. The chil­dren’s il­lus­tra­tions were in comic book style and pho­to­graphs were the or­der of the day. The win­ning classes pro­duced books that were very per­sonal and use­ful to chil­dren with autism.

Miss Power’s Year 5 class was the win­ner from the se­nior school and Mr Kil­foy’s Year 3/4 took out the hon­ours for the ju­nior school.

The win­ning classes will re­ceive a class pizza party.

Prep stu­dents in ‘rain­bow’ dress at PDSS

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