Athlete appearances and school resources available for Paralympic Schools Week 2017

March 20, 2017

Canadian Paralympic Committee - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, to be held nation-wide from April 24 to 28, 2017.

Paralympic Schools Week is an annual coast to coast celebration of parasports and the Paralympic movement that promotes healthy, active lifestyles for all Canadians.

Teachers are invited to register their class, access free online resources, take part in various activities and enter to win prizes, including the chance to have a Paralympic athlete visit their school!

To register, please visit Paralympic.ca/schoolsweek.

INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS

To participate in Paralympic Schools Week this year, chose from the following three activity options for your class, and register for the chance to win a prize pack. Every school that registers will have a chance to win a free Paralympic athlete visit!

A)     Get ACTIVE - By using the Fundamental Movement Skills resource for Grades 2 to 6 (education.paralympic.ca), show us how you are using the lessons and activities in your classroom/gym. Updated instructions HERE

B)     Inspire BRILLIANCE - Using the Paralympic Lesson Plans for Grades 1 to 8 (paralympic.ca/activity-plans), show us how you are educating your class on parasport.

C)     CELEBRATE - Celebrate parasport and the Paralympic movement within your classroom/school. Create red and white days, draw posters, write letters to Paralympians, or create testimonials. Be creative!

For more information on the three activity options and how to get involved, visit Paralympic.ca/schoolsweek and view the PSW 2017 Guidelines.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: Paralympic.ca

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For more information, please contact:

Alison Korn

Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927

Email: akorn@paralympic.ca