Para Sport Pop Up in Christchurch
This new and innovative initiative by Paralympics New Zealand was launched last August to mark 1 year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Para Sport Pop Up is now travelling around New Zealand in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
We would like to invite some of your students to the Para Sport Pop Up on Friday 3 April. We would recommend groups of approximately 25 to ensure your students can enjoy the full experience. So you may want to bring various groups throughout the day! One session lasts approximately 45 minutes.
It is a great opportunity to learn about the Paralympic Games, disability, inclusion, diversity and Para sport in New Zealand.
Come and enjoy different ‘have a go’ Para sport activities including:
- Vertical jump test challenge
- Handcycle challenge
- Give Wheelchair basketball a go
- Play a Boccia game
- Get a photo with Someity, Tokyo 2020 mascot
- Blind football virtual reality experience
- Learn more about Para sport
- Meet with Paralympians, Para athletes or local Para sport organisations
- Leave messages of support for the New Zealand Paralympic Team.
Date: Friday 3 April.
Venue: Bridge of Remembrance, Cashel Street, Christchurch.
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NZLA 42nd National Conference 'The Arts as a Bridge to Literacy'
The New Zealand Literacy Association (NZLA) with the Canterbury Literacy Association (CLA) are pleased to host the 42nd national conference 'The Arts as a Bridge to Literacy' at Rangi Ruru Girls' School, Christchurch. 29 September–2 October.
The themes for the workshops are:
Learning through the arts
Love of literature
Sharing our practice-based inquiries and research
Keynote speakers: Gavin Bishop, Dame Wendy Pye, Dr Steven Layne (USA), Dr Viv Aitken, Marcus Akuhata-Brown, Dr Murray Gadd, Mary Chamberlain
Early bird registrations close 18 June.
Call for workshop submissions close 18 June.
For further information: nzla.org.nz/events/2019-conference-cla-the-arts-as-a-bridge-to-literacy.