Spe­cial needs stu­dents en­joy wa­ter ac­tiv­ity

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LAWAS: Stu­dents were howl­ing with de­light as they en­joyed frol­ick­ing in a pool of wa­ter cre­ated es­pe­cially for them at SK Pusat Lawas.

The school took the proac­tive step of in­tro­duc­ing hy­dro-ther­apy for its class of stu­dents with spe­cial needs un­der the watch­ful eyes of its teach­ers and as­sis­tants re­cently.

School head­mas­ter Sim Kwong Yong said this event would be turned into an an­nual af­fair and com­mended the teach­ers for their cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tive­ness in cre­at­ing a makeshift pool within the school com­pound on their own ini­tia­tive.

Teach­ers Fridly Ban­dal and Galvin, to­gether with Ke­las KPPI su­per­vi­sor Puan Mar­diana Maidin came up with the idea to in­ject some fun into the learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment of th­ese chil­dren with spe­cial needs by in­tro­duc­ing a safe, splash­ing ac­tiv­ity.

“This proves that all the short­com­ings are not ob­sta­cles in pro­duc­ing teach­ers who are in­no­va­tive and cre­ative.

“This also un­der­scores the com­mit­ment and pas­sion of teach­ers of this spe­cial class in de­vel­op­ing th­ese OKU (dis­abled) stu­dents with spe­cial needs, “Sim said.

The pool was made from pieces of wa­ter­proof can­vas joined to­gether and held in place by a shal­low, wooden frame, and sub­se­quently filled with wa­ter.

Spe­cial needs stu­dents hav­ing a whale of a time in the makeshift pool, thanks to the in­ge­nu­ity of their teach­ers.

Fridly (in the back­ground) with his charges in the makeshift pool at SK Pusat Lawas.

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