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World Sight Day Celebrated at Porter Ridge
Did you get to see a beautiful sunrise this morning or see a beautiful bird fluttering by? Or even a smile on a loved one’s face? Some people do not get this opportunity each day because they are visually impaired. Sometimes we take our sight for granted. That is why Porter Ridge Elementary participated in World Sight Day on October 9.
World Sight Day is a day that raises global awareness about blindness and visual impairment. This event is hosted by TOMS (http://www.toms.com/world-sight-day) and it is a way for schools and organizations to learn as well as take part in this global event. Across the school, students from kindergarten through fifth grade learned about how 285 million people from predominately developing countries around the world are affected by blindness or visual impairment. Of that 285 million, almost 19 million are children that are affected.
In classes, students talked about what their sight means to them. Students also reflected on why their sight is important in aiding them to live a full-filled life. Students were also encouraged to wear sunglasses inside classrooms and around the school to show their support for this global event. In Ms. Turner’s first grade class, students created their own ‘glammed up glasses’ and they signed a #GiveSight Pledge to bring and spread global awareness about blindness and visual impairment.
Written by: Nikki Turner
Posted: Oct 16, 2014 by Cheryl Lawrence