October 29, 2016

Join The Play Unified Movement

Special Olympics Nova Scotia wants you to join the Play Unified Movement in your school! Be a student leader and take the plunge to help unite your fellow students through sport.

Horton High School,  Central Kings and Middleton High School piloted the program in 2016.  Watch the video HERE 

What is Play Unified?

Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

Our opponent is intolerance. Only shoulder-to-shoulder, as teammates together, can we defeat it.

Learn how you can build a play unified community HERE 

Want to start a team in your school?

Contact our Program Director at mquinn@specialolympicsns.ca or by calling 902-429-2266 ext.4

Current schools involved:

  1. Horton HS
  2. Central Kings Rural HS
  3. Middleton Regional HS
  4. West Kings HS
  5. Lockview HS
  6. Millwood HS
  7. Halifax West HS
  8. Dartmouth HS
  9. Dr. Hugh Gillis HS
  10. Strait Area Education Centre
  11. North East Kings Education Centre

 

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