Paralympic School Day is an IPC educational programme that aims to create awareness and understanding in schools about persons with an impairment. A Paralympic School Day kit contains a set of activities and background information, which can be used to educate children and youth about Paralympic sport, individual differences and disability issues in a fun and playful environment.
Created by specialists in Paralympic sport, disability and pedagogy, the kit provides the skills, knowledge and resources to conduct a successful Paralympic School Day. It mainly consists of a Paralympic School Day manual and a series of activity cards.
Please note that some of the activity cards suggest making use of resources from a PSD DVD, which is now out of print. Basically, the DVD contained all the materials that are now available on this website, plus a few video clips. Nevertheless, you can find lots of video material here at http://www.youtube.com/user/ParalympicSportTV to demonstrate the individual sports and athletes.
Disability awareness is something that can be included in lesson plans throughout the year. The IPC would like to encourage teachers to participate in the Paralympic School Day programme, and thereby joining schools worldwide to foster awareness and positive attitudes in your students towards people with an impairment and to work for the full integration of students with an impairment in the classroom.
All materials are available for download here:
Respect for sporting achievement
Respect and acceptance of individual differences
Sport as a human right
Empowerment and social support in sport
Please find below additional worksheets, that might be helpful for the activities:
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