UK School Children Experience Life in a Wheelchair
Both teachers and students at Cuddington and Dinton C of E Primary School in The United Kingdom are taking turns to spend a day in a wheelchair. The idea behind this is to support the Stroke Mandeville Spinal Research organization as part of the charity’s “Wheels at Work” fundraising campaign.
The mission of “Wheels at Work” is to improve the quality of life for people living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The campaign helps give individuals the opportunity to get a small look into the challenges of everyday wheelchair users.
Both students and teachers went to an interactive assembly to learn about SCI and then began their “Wheels at Work” week by using wheelchairs provided by local specialists. The campaign wanted to create empathy within the children and teachers for those who live their daily lives with Spinal Cord Injuries.
Both students and teachers were extremely passionate about the cause and are still fundraising money for the charity.