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Paralympic Education Program
The Paralympic Education Program (PEP) is a free online resource for busy teachers and curious students to gain a greater knowledge about Australian Paralympians, the Paralympic movement and the experience of people with disabilities.
Teachers and students can experience the London 2012 Paralympics firsthand through inspiring athlete interviews, profiles and blogs and Paralympics footage.
Primary and Secondary Teachers can PEP up their classroom with free online resources. Once registered, teachers receive a quarterly e-newsletter for the latest Paralympic news and select from 15 teaching and learning units of work. Units are aligned to state and territory curriculum and use the Paralympics as the main theme to address key concepts such as diversity, fairness, inclusion and personal achievement. The detailed activities clearly identify expected learning outcomes and include extension activities and reproducible student worksheets.
Schools can arrange to have a Paralympian visit their class by booking a ‘PEP Talk’. PEP Talk is a free program that gives students the unique opportunity to meet a Paralympian and actively participate in a Paralympic sport without leaving their school. All equipment is supplied and each student receives a special gift pack to remember their visit!
PEP also offers special portals where Primary students and Secondary students can explore the Paralympic world for information for school projects or just for fun. The APC’s official mascot Lizzie even has her own page where students can find out more about her and enjoy weekend fun activities and competitions.
Aspiring young athletes will find the Paralympic Talent Search Program really exciting. Its main aim is to identify people with physical disabilities who display the athletic potential to one day make it to Paralympic level competition.
To find out more, please visit the PEP website: www.paralympiceducation.org.au
Related page: Lizzie the Lizard