WEATHERHEAD’S special needs department is hosting its second annual Disability Awareness Week this week.
The programme includes:
Monday – British sign language for Year Seven and Eight classes.
Tuesday – former Wirral Marine and now Paralympic athlete skier, Pete Dunning, is giving a talk to Year Nine.
Wednesday – the disabled theatre group Movers with Year Eight pupils.
Thursday – Guide Dogs for the Blind will be visiting Year Seven classes and Vision Support will be teaching Braille.
Each day there will be assemblies to further promote disability awareness.
The event proved a huge success last year, raising awareness of the abilities of the disabled and the significant hurdles they overcome to lead normal lives and achieve their goals.
Weatherhead supports students with sight and hearing loss, impaired mobility and specific learning difficulties.
Their contribution to the school community is significant in many ways, not least in the positive attitude shared by all students of all abilities in helping each other achieve their goals.
Following last year’s event, Weatherhead girls also came to the aid of a Wallasey wheelchair user in difficulty on their journey home.
They said that they felt more confident community citizens as a result of the Disability Awareness Week.
Weatherhead hopes that the event this year will yield even more positive attitudes and actions within the school community.