22nd July 2019
SPECIAL OLYMPIC YOUTH LEADERS LAUNCH NEW INCLUSIVE PROJECT #UNIFIED ROCKS
Hi, we’re Jemima and Will Browning, Youth Leaders for Special Olympics GB and we would like to invite you to get involved in our new project #UnifiedRocks!
Our project, led by young people aims to create communities that are more inclusive, aware and reflective of their contribution to creating a unified society.
#UnifiedRocks is a social media campaign led by Unified Schools and Special Olympics GB clubs. Rocks will be drawn on by athletes and leaders. Words and pictures of what inclusion means to you can be added and the rocks then hidden in communities. People then find the rocks and post a photo on social media using the #UnifiedRocks. They will say/add emojis to show what inclusion means to them.
Jemima and Will explain: "We came up with the project at the Global Youth Leadership Summit in Baku, Azerbaijan. We wanted our project to start with the fabulous schools in Great Britain that have links with Special Olympics. We hope that the rocks will spread to more schools and then into communities.
"Our wish is that the rocks get spread around the UK. Through this more people in Great Britain will be aware of Special Olympics, sharing their stories and overall creating a Unified Generation.
"The project is a really fun, accessible and creative way to express feeling about Inclusion and Special Olympics GB. We hope people will enjoy planning their rock design, creating their rocks and hiding them somewhere near them."
#UnifiedRocks is a great thing to do in schools but also will work in Special Olympic groups, sport clubs, community groups and much more. Anyone can get involved, just like anyone can be inclusive.
So please join in and help us let everyone know that inclusion, unified and Special Olympics rocks!
If you'd like to get involved and have any questions, please email Laura Davies.
Schools & Teachers - if are interested in rolling this out among your pupils and include this in a lesson about inclusion - we have the following Teacher resources to help: