Carnival even more inclusive
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.
Cannington Community Education Support Centre versus Armadale Education Support Centre.