Children with disabilities aim at social participation through a sport

The high school students shed sweat for tug of war.

September 15, 2012

The Akita Special Support School Athletic Meet ("The Challenged Sport Festival"), which aims at the social participation of the children with disabilities through the pleasure of a sport, was opened in the Akita municipal gymnasium, etc. in Akita Prefecture on September 14.

Over 1,000 children and students of 26 schools from the elementary through high school level participated in seven games such as a basketball, soccer, and tug of war, etc., shedding sweat.

Before the games started, the junior high school student from the Prefecture School for the Deaf declared, "We promise to fight fairly so that every of us may shine."

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