AWWA holds inclusive sports day for children with disabilities

Seven-year-old Nur Iman Sirajdeen lays on a board fitted with wheels and rolls to his friend to simulate "diving" during a real rugby game on April 27, 2017.
Seven-year-old Nur Iman Sirajdeen lays on a board fitted with wheels and rolls to his friend to simulate "diving" during a real rugby game on April 27, 2017. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Seven-year-old Nur Iman Sirajdeen got the chance to play a bit of rugby on Thursday (April 27) with his father despite his disability.

He lay on a board fitted with wheels and rolled to his friend next in line to simulate "diving" during a real rugby game.

Together with his father, he also participated in a parent-child game passing the rugby ball while forming a human chain.

The special sports day for children with disabilities was held at AWWA School on Thursday (April 27).

A total of 280 students, aged seven to 18, with special needs or physical disabilities competed in a variety of modified sports such as soccer, volleyball and rugby.

Although competitive sports are widely available to typically-developing children in mainstream schools, it is less common for children with disabilities despite it being a beneficial activity, said AWWA.