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Northcott’s Primary School Athletics Carnival provides children with disability fitness opportunity

Northcott’s Primary School Athletics Carnivals provide an opportunity for children with disability from across Greater Sydney to come together to participate in races, obstacle courses and field events, while making new friends and enjoying a fun, active day out.

Students from five (5) schools that support students with disability and additional learning and support needs are competing in this year’s event.

They include Beresford Road Public School, Jasper Road Public School, Jordan Springs Public School, Toongabbie Public School and Sir Eric Woodward Public School.

The carnival returns after two years interrupted by COVID-19 and this year is made possible with the support of Western Earthmoving (WEM). Northcott has partnered with inclusive fitness organisation WeFlex to help run the athletics activities. Wheelchair athlete and Australian champion Julie Charlton will also be on hand to provide the students with some expert tips.

Northcott has been running Athletics Carnivals for Primary and High School students since 1985 to ensure that children with disability can experience the developmental, emotional and social benefits of sport and physical activity.

“Inclusion and community participation are big challenges faced by young people with disability, with studies showing that 40% of students with disabilities have been excluded from events or activities. Our inclusive athletics carnivals ensure that these students don’t miss out on the opportunity to try new activities, compete and also have a lot of fun,” says Aleta Carpenter, General Manager Operations Manager at Northcott.

When: Thursday 10 November 2022, 10am - 2pm

Where: Hills Basketball Stadium - Fred Caterson Reserve, Caterson Drive, Castle Hill. (Off Gilbert Road)

Program of activities:

10:15am – Athletics events commence

12pm to 12:20pm – Lunch break

12:30pm – Group Zumba session

12:50pm- Athletics events recommence

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