iServi News | 15 May 2020 | Term 2, Week 3
What is Inclusion?
Inclusion can, at times, mean different things to different people. Inclusion Solutions believes inclusion is the opportunity for all people to live a rewarding life and participate in a welcoming community. “Inclusion is the art of ensuring that all people feel welcomed and celebrated for exactly who they are. This means that all differences are viewed as unique gifts that an individual can offer to a group or a community.” Everyone should feel welcome, have choice and control, share public spaces and feel a sense of belonging within their community. It is not a theory that is restricted to one group of people, but rather something that is of great importance to all human beings.
Student Community Inclusion Challenge
The 2020 Student Community Inclusion Challenge has been developed by Inclusion Solutions to engage Australia’s brightest young minds to work towards solving important societal gaps related to inclusion for all children. The challenge aims to showcase some innovative solutions to improve school-based inclusion.
With a $1000 prize pool on offer, students are invited to complete an activity from one of the following categories:
- Design an inclusive playground where all children can be included, play together and thrive
- Design and/or depict an inclusive classroom
- Create an inclusive school-based activity
- Create a logo that depicts an inclusive school
The competition closes on Friday 29 May and prizes are available in each category. More information, including competition conditions, is available here.
Mr Steve Morrison