Welcome to the new Active Deaf Kids website!
The Active Deaf Kids (ADK) is a program devised to encourage deaf and hard of hearing school children to be active. Whether it’s learning to play a new sport or making new friends, the ADK program is empowering deaf and hard of hearing children by providing the opportunity to get out, enjoy sport, and gain the health and social benefits that can be achieved with an active lifestyle.
“Sport is part of the nation’s psyche and the Active Deaf Kids program is no different. It is an excellent program that provides deaf and hard of hearing kids the opportunity to participate in sporting programs just like with everyone else. The Active Deaf Kids program also provides an excellent source of resources and support for parents, teachers and coaches on the healthy benefits of sports participation for deaf and hard of hearing children.”
The ADK website offers a range of information for parents, teachers, and coaches. And of course, the website also has fun games for the kids to enjoy!
Feel free to browse through the website, and should you have any questions or would like further details about the ADK program, staff at Deaf Sports Australia will be happy to assist you.
Kevan Gosper AO
Deaf Sports Australia
What is the Active Deaf Kids program about?
Deaf Sports Australia received funding from the Australian Sports Commission to visit schools around the country to promote participation in sports.
Check out the video in AUSLAN:
Why is sports participation important?
1. Sports helps you to feel good and healthy
2. Make new friends
3. Learn new skills and teamwork
4. Helps you to improve your school work
5. And most of all, have fun!
The new website has information about the schools program as well as some activities and trivia competition!
You will see on the new website there are 5 sections:
1. Homepage: you will see a slideshow of photos from the ADK program which will be updated regularly. Also you will see there are 3 sections:
Cool News: what’s happening and the latest updates about the ADK program.
Activities: there is a list of online games that you can play. They are lots of fun!
Trivia Challenge: each month we will host a trivia challenge which will be placed in a draw hat and the first correct answers will win a $20 Rebel Sports voucher. All you have to do is follow the instructions in order to win!