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World Disability Day

Since 1945, the United Nations (UN) has called for the creation of inclusive, accessible and sustainable societies and communities – most notably with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The UN has promoted the well-being and welfare of people living with disabilities, and in 1992 called for an international day of celebration for people living with disabilities to be held on December 3 each year.

 

The IDPWD allows for:

  • Reflection – to look at our own past individual and collective actions, and to identify our goals for the future;
     
  • Celebration – to recognise and value the diversity of our global community, and to cherish the role we all play, regardless of our abilities;
     
  • Learning – to understand and learn from the experiences of people living with a disability;
     
  • A day for optimism – to look towards the future and the creation of a world where a person is not characterised by their disabilities, but by their abilities;
     

Action – where all people, organisations, agencies and charities not only show their support for International Day of People with Disabilities, but take on a commitment to create a world characterised by equal human rights.

 

At Rosehill we are celebrating this important event by working with some volunteers from a company called Cognizant to develop our Woodland Walk teaching & learning space.

Class teams are busy making windchimes, bird feeders and nest boxes, alongside planting insect friendly flowers.

To celebrate this special day every pupil is also making a picture of themselves to combine together to make a large jigsaw of all of our pupils and young people.


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