School Participation

I’mPOSSIBLE Workshop

About

I’mPOSSIBLE is an education programme developed by the Agitos Foundation, the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) development arm, to spread the Paralympic values and the vision of the Paralympic Movement to young people throughout the world. Through education of inclusion and the Paralympic values, I’mPOSSIBLE aims to challenge and change the perceptions of how young people perceive people with an impairment, thus bringing about a more inclusive society.

2021 Workshops

Thank you for your interest. The next run of the I’mPOSSIBLE Teacher Training Workshop will be in 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

In the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics to be held in August 2021, the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is bringing I’mPOSSIBLE Workshop to Singapore for a fifth run in 2021.

Partners

Agitos Foundation, Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Centre, Global Sport Development Foundation, Japanese Paralympic Committee

What to Expect

I’mPOSSIBLE is an education programme aimed at challenging and changing the perceptions of how young people perceive people with an impairment, thus bringing about a more inclusive society.

Teachers will be given a short course on the Paralympic Movement, the learning materials developed for the Paralympic Movement (lesson plans, handouts, videos, activities), and ways to engage their students. The half-day training will comprise 20% theory and 80% activities.

Post-Workshop Learning Trip to Japan for Potential Teacher Trainers

SDSC will also be recruiting attendees of the workshops who are willing to become teacher trainers for future I’mPOSSIBLE Workshops to undergo a learning trip to Japan and observe I’mPOSSIBLE sessions in action in Japanese schools. Details will be provided to attendees during the workshop.

Who should Attend

PE HODs / teachers, Character / Citizenship Education HODs / teachers, level heads or subject teachers who are interested in promoting the Paralympic spirit to their students, aged between 6 to 17 years old.

If you have any enquiries about the I’mPOSSIBLE Workshop, please email i.m.possible@sdsc.org.sg.

Slots & Format

To be announced

Registration

I’mPOSSIBLE Workshop is supported by Micron Foundation. More details to be announced soon.

I’mPOSSIBLE Celebrations

About I’mPOSSIBLE Celebrations 2021:

2021 marks the year of the re-scheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. As part of the effort to create awareness and rally support for Singapore’s aspiring Paralympians as we count down to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The I’mPOSSIBLE Celebrations 2021 and its activities will run between March to September 2021, involving educators that have completed I’mPOSSIBLE trainings, students and members of the public.

Advisory for Schools:

[Updated 18 May 2021] Taking into account the recent advisories issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Sport Singapore, SDSC has announced that non-essential training programmes and activities will be put on hold under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert).

Activities under I’mPOSSIBLE Celebrations 2021 may continue, subject to existing prevailing safe management measures outlined by MOE.

I’mPOSSIBLE Buddy Run 2021

Experience the Paralympic values by conducting a buddy run modelled after the guided run, an event for athletes with visual impairment at the Paralympic Games. Pair up and take turns to be blindfolded – one sighted runner guides a blindfolded partner to complete the run while holding hands or being linked via a towel or rope. You may also choose to run on your own.

There is no minimum distance that one must run blindfolded. Our intention is to encourage everyone to experience running without vision. We encourage everyone to give it a try in a safe environment.

Complete a minimum distance of 4.8 km individually (no maximum distance) and submit your achievement to SDSC. We will add your distances (single person or in pairs) to a national tally. Our goal is to clock a total distance of 10,625 km, to commemorate our Paralympians’ journey from Singapore to Tokyo, Japan, and back.

Please be reminded to adhere to the prevailing Government COVID-19 safe management measures guidelines on physical exercise and activities. Have a safe run!

Download Information

I am from a Pre-School

I am from a Primary School

I am from a Secondary School or a Tertiary Institution

I am interested to organise a Buddy Run

Enquiries

Please email 

i.m.possible@sdsc.org.sg.

ParAble

Attention School Leaders, PE HODs and Teachers!

Be part of this unique opportunity from the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) to promote inclusivity and integration between students with and without special needs.

The SDSC, a charity and national sporting body for persons with disability, acts as a member of the Disability Sports Master Plan Implementation Committee to support mainstream schools in understanding disability sports and creating an inclusive sporting environment for students with disability. As part of our efforts, we are introducing a new programme from 2019 called “Temasek Foundation – Project ParAble“.

Details of the programme is below.

Temasek Foundation – Project ParAble

Goals: To provide students and teachers in mainstream schools with the resources and confidence to implement inclusive sports programmes that can lead to sustainable opportunities for students with disability to benefit from physical activity and peer teamwork.

Open to: Any mainstream school. Schools with or expecting students with physical or sensorial impairments (e.g. hearing, sight) would be prioritised.

Costs: No fees payable by the school. All costs for equipment, activities and facilitators would be fully absorbed.

Project components:

Component 1

  •         Pre-Activation: Presentation to School Leaders / School Management Committees (Optional)
    A presentation will be made to school leaders/SMCs, during which leaders / members of SMC can experience simple try-outs (optional). This can also be tapped on as staff bonding.
  •         Inspiration: Athlete Talk / Sharing Session
    Para-athletes who have gone through the mainstream school system and achieved at high levels, e.g. sports scholars such as Yip Pin Xiu, will be activated to share their experiences in school and sports with your students (e.g. during assembly/level activities/ classroom activity) to inspire them to journey their life with resilience and positive attitudes. Students can raise questions during Q&A or act as moderators or interviewers.
  •         Experience: Para Sports Day
    SDSC will organise Experience Days at the schools and offer a variety of para-sports for try-outs. Normally, the Para Sports Day are incorporated into the school’s sports festival or sports day. We will set up booths for the sports that you’ve selected and there will be facilitators to man the booths.

Below is the list of sports that we offer for this project (maximum 5 sports; schools must choose minimum 2 sports from 1-4):

  1. Boccia
  2. Goalball
  3. Shooting
  4. Seated Volleyball
  5. Athletics (VI Running)
  6. Archery
  7. Para Cycling
  8. Table Tennis
  9. Wheelchair Basketball
  10. Wheelchair Tennis

It is encouraged that schools indicate a commitment to taking up Component 2, before SDSC rolls out Component 1 in your school.

For the first component, we will work according to the school’s schedule and the time available to implement the above sports. Schools can indicate interest in more sports should the impact group be high.

Component 2

The second component of the programme will be implemented on a later date and tailored to each school’s availability. It is mandatory for schools to first complete Component 1 before moving on to Component 2.

  • ADEPT
    From the Para Sports Day, based on students’ feedback and interest, teachers can then initiate ADEPT – a programme provided by SDSC at no cost.

    What: ADEPT is a 3-4 training session programme where SDSC’s facilitators and coaches will conduct in-depth training in one of the core sports (archery, boccia, goalball or shooting).

    Who: The programme is open to able-bodied students, students with disabilities and teachers. It is compulsory for students with disabilities to participate, before the programme can commence.

    Programme requirements: The programme requires a minimum of 5 pax and maximum of 20 pax. Each training session is 90 minutes long. Teachers can pursue this programme as an after-school or after-exam activity.

  • ADAPT
    Concurrently, SDSC will also work with the school teachers to look at providing expert opinion into adaptations to existing CCAs’, to create an inclusive environment for each CCA to receive a student with disability.

In the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics to be held in August 2021, the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is bringing I’mPOSSIBLE Workshop to Singapore for a fifth run in 2021.

Partners

Agitos Foundation, Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Centre, Global Sport Development Foundation, Japanese Paralympic Committee

What to Expect

I’mPOSSIBLE is an education programme aimed at challenging and changing the perceptions of how young people perceive people with an impairment, thus bringing about a more inclusive society.

Teachers will be given a short course on the Paralympic Movement, the learning materials developed for the Paralympic Movement (lesson plans, handouts, videos, activities), and ways to engage their students. The half-day training will comprise 20% theory and 80% activities.

Post-Workshop Learning Trip to Japan for Potential Teacher Trainers

SDSC will also be recruiting attendees of the workshops who are willing to become teacher trainers for future I’mPOSSIBLE Workshops to undergo a learning trip to Japan and observe I’mPOSSIBLE sessions in action in Japanese schools. Details will be provided to attendees during the workshop.

Who should Attend

PE HODs / teachers, Character / Citizenship Education HODs / teachers, level heads or subject teachers who are interested in promoting the Paralympic spirit to their students, aged between 6 to 17 years old.

If you have any enquiries about the I’mPOSSIBLE Workshop, please email i.m.possible@sdsc.org.sg.

Enquiries/Registrations

Please contact:
Mr Loh (lohnk@sdsc.org.sg)
Ms Chia (carolyn.chia@sdsc.org.sg)

This programme is proudly supported by: