On Sunday, a group of Year 12 students went to the Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities to take part in their Fun Day by running games stalls and other activities.
Rei's reflection of the event:
"I chose this activity because it would be an enjoyable opportunity to provide fun games for the children, and because there's not much opportunity for them to experience playing many games and fairs due to medical reasons.
I wanted achieve a sense of awareness that there are people who are less fortunate and yet they are just as important, and they deserve to have the same benefit of going to a fair as others. The big challenge was choosing the right games for the children as their disabilities within the home varied and so it was difficult to find a game that allowed every single child to play. But those who couldn't participate were offered rewards anyways, such as sweets.
In terms of what I gained from this experience, I realised that society needs to be more accepting and considerate of people with disabilities. And when it is not taken seriously it can be a serious issue e.g. luxury cars with no permit in parking spots reserved for people with disabilties, playgrounds that lack proper safety measures for disabled children etc. I feel the community needs to be more understanding and cooperative towards disabled children and adults as well so it is easier for them to go about their day."