Special kids join Children’s Day celebrations

DUBAI— Twenty children with special needs joined students of the Wesgreen International School, Sharjah, at their fundraising carnival, as part of the Universal Children’s 
Day celebrations.

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Published: Tue 30 Nov 2010, 12:14 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:13 PM

For the girls from Al Noor: Centre for Children with Special Needs and Manzil Special Needs, the carnival was a treat.

“We take children on field trips quite often, but rarely to a carnival. Usually, older children enjoy events, but this time, we let a few younger ones attend,” Farhana, a chaperone from Al Noor, said.

With face painting, henna tattoos and nail art stations, the carnival was largely a girl’s affair. A cultural fashion show and cupcake bake sale were added attractions.

The boy’s campus hosted sporting events and games for five boys from Manzil. ‘I love stories,’ a particularly enthusiastic eight-year-old from Al Noor said, flipping though the brightly coloured pages of a children’s tale, as members of Wesgreen’s Literature Club enacted familiar fairy tales at the storytelling podium. Games like Frisbee and tug-of-war between Wesgreen students and teachers made the day fun for everyone. “It’s the first time in four years that we had a non-uniform day,” Neamah Husain, Deputy Head Girl and co-organiser of the event said.

Packing goodie bags, checking on the barbeque and cooked food stalls and interacting with the girls, Neamah and Head girl Mayss Al Alami took the initiative to head the event along with the Student Council. The Children’s Day carnival was one of many fundraisers hosted by Wesgreen this year, the most recent being ‘Pink Day’ for breast cancer awareness last month.


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