The video shown here is a snippet of Friday sport at Missy's Mainstream school on a snowy day. Sit down Soccer is chosen at the indoor sport where the kids sit on their bottom and scoot around the floor to kick & pass to score goals. While the kids are on the floor, Missy is still up in her chair and wants to be on the floor with the kids, the surface is too hard for her to sit unaided and moving around would be difficult. So out comes some inclusive initiative headed up by her Aide Miss H. Her teacher's jumper is put on the polished floor, a large sports container is put on that, the kids throw their jumpers in the container and Missy sits in, a rope is thrown around the container and off she goes, one kid pulling at the front and another pushing at the back, all the time Missy is wildly kicking her legs just waiting for that soccer ball to come her way.
Inclusion is not expensive or hard just requires some thinking outside the box or in this case inside the box.
Missy is a much loved daughter, big sister, grandaughter and friend. Our day to day life is driven by the motivation of Missy to partcipate in everything and have a go. Missy attends a mainstream small regional school, which she loves. She uses a Dynavox to communicate and do school work on. She is passionate about drawing, loud music and fast motorbikes.