Special students from Spring Dales step out on the sports field to make adventure sports inimitable

Parent-special child duos Mr Sumeet Mehra and Ira Mehra (Spring Dalean), Mr Ashish Wadhwa and Manas Wadhwa (Spring Dalean), Mr Gaurav Khanna and Kavish Khanna (Spring Dalean), bagged the first, second and third place, respectively, in the wheelchair race organized for special students during the Annual Personality Development (PDC) Camp for class III held at Spring Dale Senior School. Roshni, also a special student of Spring Dales, who participated with her mother Meenakshi, was awarded a consolation prize.

The occasion also witnessed Tanishq Kumar, and Aashka Khadka, both students of class III of Spring Dales, being adjudged the Best Boy Athlete and Best Girl Athlete, respectively. The matchless performance of special students and their parents on the sports field in the two-day Spring Olympics (for students of class III) held at Spring Dale Senior School added an aura of uniqueness to not just to this year’s edition of the annual sports event, but to the concept of adventure sports, hosted by the school, on the whole.

In furtherance of its efforts aimed at inclusive education, Spring Dales afforded these students with a chance to prove their prowess on the sports field as well. Not only did these special students participate in races, but they also won prizes. Armed with courage and resolve, these students and their parents participated enthusiastically in a wheelchair race. The presence of their appreciative grandparents and teachers and the hearty applause of the audience, made the day even more special for them.

Meanwhile, their other counterparts participated in PT Exercises, snake race, tug of war, and dog and the bone, yoga, obstacle race, straight run, glass pyramid race, and relay race, while their parents competed in games likeMusical Chairs, Needle and Thread Race and Three Legged Race and their grandparents in balancing the ball event.

Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal Spring Dale Senior School, said that the event was a part of the school’s endeavours at inclusive education, which aims at empowering students irrespective of their gender, background, strengths and weaknesses. “The event aimed at providing these students with a chance to prove their sporting skills. The response of the parents of these special students too was quite heartening. It was good to see them encourage their children to participate in the adventure sports along with other students,” he said.

Stating that special students were as important to the institution as the other students, Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Educational Society, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Director and Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that the school was doing its best to impart the best of education to all its students.

“At Spring Dales we take every possible measure to ensure that our special students are not just comfortable and happy, but that they also have access to all the facilities that are available to other students. We reiterate our commitment to be constantly at work as far as upgrading our infrastructure is concerned,” they said

Spring Dale Senior School