June 1, 2018

Scope Young Ambassadors Program

The Intermediate VCAL students have been participating in the Scope Young Ambassadors Program which is a great way for students to learn about diversity in the community.

The program provides students with skills to understand disability and diversity in the community, successfully communicate with people who have a disability, be aware of some of the challenges faced by people with a disability and encourages students to see the person, not the disability.

The program is also aligned with the VCAL subject Personal Development Unit 1 and Unit 2, and allows students to meet the requirements of the Learning Outcomes assessed in these units. On completion of this course, students will achieve the following learning outcomes: work in teams to plan and organise a simple activity; demonstrate knowledge of a specific activity or goal; demonstrate skills specific to a simple activity or goal; solve problems specific to a simple activity or goal; and demonstrate teamwork skills.

On Tuesday 29 May, students participated in the second workshop of the program which focused on ‘Communicating Successfully with Others – See the Person, Not the Disability’. During this session students participated in activities, explored communication resources and gained an understanding of the various ways in which we all communicate.

The next Scope workshop will be held on Tuesday 5 June and we look forward to providing you with an update of the Scope Young Ambassadors program in the next newsletter.

Mara Sears

Literacy/PDS Intermediate VCAL Teacher