Corowa to ex­pe­ri­ence In­vic­tus Games

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Stu­dents from Corowa and Gerogery Pub­lic Schools will at­tend the In­vic­tus Games Sydney next month, en­joy­ing the ben­e­fits of work­shops on adap­tive sports and in­spi­ra­tional in­sights from com­peti­tors.

The ex­cur­sion will com­ple­ment school cur­ricu­lum ma­te­ri­als cre­ated for pub­lic school stu­dents which will ex­plore the cen­tral themes of in­clu­sion, re­silience, ser­vice and the heal­ing power of sport.

Mem­ber for Al­bury, Greg Aplin said the In­vic­tus Games Sydney 2018 will high­light the abil­ity of wounded, in­jured and ill de­fence per­son­nel and vet­er­ans.

“This is an in­spi­ra­tional ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­nity for these stu­dents,” Mr Aplin said.

“Lo­cal stu­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity to cheer on In­vic­tus ath­letes and gain a deeper un­der­stand­ing of the heal­ing power of sport.”

Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans Af­fairs David El­liott said al­most 200 pub­lic schools have signed up for the unique ex­pe­ri­ence, en­sur­ing that com­mu­ni­ties from across the state are shar­ing in the In­vic­tus spirit.

“One of the most ex­cit­ing things for a stu­dent is when the class­room comes to life and that’s ex­actly what they will see when com­peti­tors from 18 na­tions com­pete in sports such as wheel­chair bas­ket­ball, sit­ting volleyball, wheel­chair rugby and in­door row­ing,” Mr El­liott said.

In­vic­tus Games Sydney 2018 CEO Pa­trick Kidd OBE is look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing the stu­dents from across the State to the Games.

“This is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for young Aus­tralians to learn about the na­ture within our com­mu­nity, the im­por­tance of be­ing re­silient and the heal­ing power of sport,” Mr Kidd said.

The In­vic­tus Games will be held in Sydney from Oc­to­ber 20-27.

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