Good morning everyone
If you’ve seen my LENGTHY stories yesterday- you’ll know that I did my first ever talk about disabilities to a hall of ks1 & ks2 pupils at Hart Primary School , Hartlepool.
On the morning I was quite nervous, although I’d prepared a PowerPoint to run through and thought of ways to interact with the kids - I still wasn’t 100% confident.
Anyway, after I got into the swing of things, I just really wanted to highlight to the kids that not only is every disability DIFFERENT but also there are many HIDDEN disabilities that people may not be able to see with their eyes .
I also touched upon when people make jokes and how it makes me feel🙃. I’m never one to speak about this very often, but with being in a wheelchair; I’ve learnt that you have to have tough skin - whether you like it or not😐. People are (on occasion) rude, awkward, nasty and down right ignorant - all due to the way I look. As much as this doesn’t bother me, the jokes I just take on the chin and laugh along... it’s not to say that it wouldn’t offend anyone else in a similar situation to me.
The kids really understood this message and vowed to treat someone with a disability just like they would anyone else, and not laugh or make fun of them🏻. I also touched upon red cords and the guys and girls really seemed to be clued up with these and are going away knowing how important they are and what to do if they see one tied up in future! I also left some @euansguide cards for the disabled toilets in the school - just to remind them from time to time ️.
All in all it was a fantastic day, a really lovely school with such well behaved children. I can’t wait to go and visit St.Peters school now in July!
Ps. If you’d like to see the full presentation, check out my story highlights
Lots of love x
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