Children and staff from St Peters C of E Primary School, Cowfold, West Sussex are set to find out more about disability and difference when they spend two days (8th & 9th October) with JustDifferent, a charity which aims to increase understanding about disability and difference.
JustDifferent will run a series of interactive workshops at the school which have been carefully designed for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. The workshops will include real life story telling, using wheelchairs, quizzes and a question and answer session.
The workshops will be led by Alison Wright who was born with short arms. This however has not stopped Alison achieving many things in life including silver medals in the paraplegic games in the 1970’s for running, table tennis and high jump. She also won numerous awards at competition level in horse riding.
Alison said: “We know that the earlier children and young people learn about disability and difference, the more likely they are to accept people like me, as they get older. We aim to create better understanding of disability issues, give children and young people the chance to ask questions about disability –and have fun!”
JustDifferent works in both primary and secondary schools and over the last year has run more than 949 workshops reaching over 27,664 children and young people across the country.