Today all the students went out to the special olympics sports day, a public event including mentally disabled kids and even adults. They played multiple simplified games and sports (bowling, football, basketball, even had a bouncy castle) all the students were assigned 1 on 1 with either a family member who came today, or one of the EA’s. They all enjoyed the events and behaved well, though they did run off a few times due to excitement. This was a very rewarding experience that taught us to be more patient and empathetic with others, allowing us an inside perspective on how mentally disabled children learn and develop. We really wish we could’ve stayed for longer as we had to leave just as we had bonded with the children. I hope we can go visit again!
Jessica and Annika