Car­ni­val even more in­clu­sive

Canning Times - - NEWS -

Can­ning­ton Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Cen­tre’s in­ter­school soc­cer car­ni­val was even big­ger this year.

THE suc­cess of last year’s in­au­gu­ral Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port South Net­work (ESSN) Soc­cer Car­ni­val made for an even big­ger event this year at Can­ning­ton Com­mu­nity ESC.

School stu­dent sup­port co-or­di­na­tor and event or­gan­iser Bernardo Dewey said a dozen teams rep­re­sented seven schools in three di­vi­sions this year.

“It was a fun day where all the stu­dents were in­ter­act­ing and sup­port­ing each other in a pos­i­tive and in­clu­sive man­ner and the feed­back from staff, stu­dents and par­ents was fan­tas­tic, so this drew us to run it again in 2018,” he said.

“The ma­jor im­prove­ment this year was to have the op­por­tu­nity of en­joy­ing the day with stu­dents from ed­u­ca­tion sup­port cen­tres who didn’t par­tic­i­pate last year.

“Atwell Col­lege and John Tonkin Col­lege ESC had the chance this year to be part of the soc­cer com­pe­ti­tion and they ac­tu­ally won the divi­sion 1 and divi­sion 2 tro­phy.

“Ev­ery stu­dent, re­gard­less of their gen­der, abil­ity, or eth­nic­ity, was en­cour­aged to have a go.”

Teams that trav­elled from far and wide across Perth in­cluded Castlereagh School and Can­ning Vale Col­lege, while Lyn­wood Soc­cer Academy vol­un­teered 16 peo­ple for um­pir­ing and scor­ing du­ties.

The WA Dis­abled Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (WADSA) was also at the event run­ning in­clu­sive games for stu­dents with higher needs.

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d485514

Can­ning­ton Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Cen­tre ver­sus Ar­madale Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Cen­tre.

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