Day trips into the community can involve anything that children do outside of their home and school. Trips range from helping their teachers buy groceries from the market, visiting a park, or an educational trip to a museum or library, or a fun day out.
Last week, our middle school students went to visit Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. It is a famous Beijing landmark but they had never been there before, as there are a lot of stairs and a lot of people. The children were accompanied by their Orientation and Mobility teachers, who instructed them how to use their white canes.
These kind of trips are important as they help our children to gain confidence and independence when they are out in the community. They came away with a good understanding of the history and architecture of the Temple of Heaven. As well as this, these trips help to reduce stigma and discrimination in society as the local community becomes more aware of the activities that the children can do, including climbing trees!
Community access days are great fun for everyone, but they also serve a number of important purposes.
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