Brayden, who is 10 years old, ran a workshop for his class (with the support of his RTV) to share with them what it is like for him to access classroom activities.
He took responsibility for planning and delivering this session, choosing everyday classroom activities he wished his peers to carry out, while wearing bubble-wrap ‘glasses’. This was to simulate low vision.
When asked about the experience as the class worked through the activities, students used words such as ‘frustrating, exhausted, pain, difficult’ to describe their feelings. A number of students said they wouldn’t want to try some of the things that he does if they couldn’t see well. His answer was that he just has to “get on with it and do it”.
Brayden enjoyed taking this session and displayed some great leadership skills. He learnt how to get people’s attention before speaking, how to explain things, to check for questions, and to give answers honestly.