Enrichment Program: Experiencing Sports for the Vision Impaired

This term, the Enrichment activity was focused around gaining a greater understanding of inclusivity in sport. Students experienced what it is like to be vision impaired by wearing blindfolds or restricted glasses that simulate vision loss.

Students from Good Shepherd, St Paul, Endeavour and Golden Grove participated in modified sporting activities, such as blind cricket, blind tennis, goalball and blind athletics for the vision impaired.

They were required to perform basic tasks like setting up equipment, guiding others and executing the skills of the specific sport. They developed a quick appreciation of the challenges a vision impaired person faces on a daily basis.  Our connected School students were definitely challenged by the activities physically, cognitively and emotionally.

Students’ feedback about the activities included:

  • Challenging
  • Confronting
  • Importance of communication
  • Team work
  • It wasn’t so easy
  • Thinking of others
  • Mind blowing
  • Growth mindset
  • Trust
  • Insecure
  • Problem solving
  • Open minded

Our sincere thanks go to Rick Shrowder of Global Community Sports, Kent Dredge from Blind Sports SA and Rajini Vasan from Eye Play Sport for generously funding this event.

Ruth Carter
Teaching & Learning Coordinator
Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School




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