Joany Badenhorst Copper MountainIn an effort to educate school children about Paralympic sport, the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has teamed up with Virtual SportsFest to allow students to interact with members of the Australian Paralympic Team and learn about achieving their potential.

Taking place on Tuesday, 28 October as part of Virtual SportsFest’s online excursions anchored from Sydney Olympic Park, the workshop will provide students in Years 4 – 6 an opportunity to connect with APC High Performance Manager Chris Nunn and Paralympic snowboarder Joany Badenhorst.

Students will broaden their understanding of Paralympic sport and athletes with a disability, the importance of anti-bullying and inclusiveness in all aspects of their lives and also learn how to set their own goals for life, home and school.

The one hour video conference, which is set to link in hundreds of students across the country, will see Nunn explain how to set SMART goals – ones that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based, and Badenhorst will talk about her passion and the importance of goals in her Paralympic career.

Students will also be able to take part in a range of engaging activities including interviewing Badenhorst on being a Paralympian, brainstorm the values and characteristics of a champion, and share their own goals with peers from other schools.

For more information on how to get your school involved, click here.

By APC Media
Posted: 17/10/14