'Just Different' at Holme Grange School
PUBLISHED: 10:05 26 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:06 26 February 2014
Holme Grange School in Wokingham is holding a series of ‘Just Different Workshops’ on Friday, 28 February. The workshops are being run by Just Different, a charity that creates positive social attitudes towards disability and difference among children and young people.
The charity was launched in 2008 to make a difference to the lives of disabled and non-disabled people. Their woekshops include a range of engaging group activities and experiences, such as real-life story telling, using a manual wheelchair, quizzes, electronic voice communication aids, photo-story presentations, picking up items using feet, and question and answer sessions.
Their workshop presenters will actively involve Holme Grange pupils in the learning experience, introducing them to some of the tools and practices that enable people with disabilities to fully participate in life. Pupils will have the opportunity to see how disabled people can do most of the things that non-disabled people do, but that they do them differently.
The pupils will be asked to question their perceptions of disability and they will leave feeling empowered to change the way society views and treats the disabled.