Students and ‘campers’ cool off with the help of Warwick firefighters.
Students and ‘campers’ cool off with the help of Warwick firefighters.

Special needs campers looked after by Scots PGC students

OVER the past 15 years the Sony Foundation has supported hundreds of schools, colleges and universities in hosting children with special needs for a special time away from home for a few days.

This year Sony are funding 28 holiday camps and for the first time Scots PGC College joined the activities.

One of the very distinctive features of the Sony Foundation holiday camps is that the special needs children are looked after by students from the host institution.

From November 28-30, 17 local children "campers" joined 35 year 11 and 12 students for three days of fun and friendship.

Over the three-day camp the group had some watery fun at WIRAC, picked strawberries at the Stanthorpe Strawberry Fields, made their own sundaes in a behind-the-counter experience at McDonalds, rode with Warwick Riding for the Disabled Association, met and fed the Scots PGC College flock of prize-wining sheep, learnt how to create spray can and food dye art and took part in a "gym Olympics" complete with jumping castles and a crazy obstacle course.

Officers from the Warwick Police and Fire Brigade visited the students and "campers" for some fun demonstrations and to round out the camp, Santa made a surprise early visit.



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