Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Sports Day 2013

Wow what a blast we had! 2013 Sports Day was held at the Trusts Stadium in Henderson in Term 1. About 250 Deaf and hearing impaired students from Taupo to the Far North attended, along with KDEC staff supporting the students on the day. We had some parents and whanau visit to cheer on the students. 

The Deaf and hearing impaired students were very involved in all of the events and were impressed with the big day. First to third places got gold, silver and bronze wristbands. Some students didn't get any awards but KDEC is very proud of all the students who took part in the challenges and gave their best.

Sports Day offers the students an important opportunity to get together as a Deaf community, regardless of their communication modes, and socialise with other Deaf students. Sports Day also offers the students a chance to try athletics and perhaps aim to take part in athletics more seriously in future.  

Overall, it was a really high-spirited day celebrating the students. 

The Sports Day will be happening again in 2014 so make sure your child registers their interest with their Provision teacher or Resource Teacher of the Deaf. 

Daniel 
Sports Day Co-ordinator

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