Halberg Sports Day a Great Success
November 17, 2016 at 4:31 PM
It was an absolute pleasure hosting the Halberg Sportability Day at the Boys’ School for the seventh year; a day that gives students with physical disabilities an opportunity to enjoy and shine in a range of tailored sports events, assisted by our own Year 8 student mentors.
Over 80 disabled, young sportspeople, from 40 different schools around the Auckland region competed against each other in ability-appropriate sports, including gymnastics, badminton, blind football, swish and more. The adaptive sports allowed our visitors to ‘have a go’ at something new, while others were competitive with the chance to win prizes.
Aside from enhancing the lives of physically disabled children through sport, the other aim for the day is to include the Year 8 boys in a service element. Our boys diligently played their part in assisting their visitors when and where needed, alongside the families and staff from their support networks. Staff from the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, who had helped organise the event, were also on hand. We were proud to witness the boys taking responsibility of their physically disabled peers, showing compassion and spirit as they helped them perfect their sports techniques, encouraging them and sharing in their triumphs.
Thank you to Mr Grayson Aspinall, Halberg and all the volunteers who organised the event and helped the day run smoothly. We hope our visitors enjoyed their day!
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