Last Tuesday, Tom J., a left-handed Community Studies student, hosted the Southpaw Challenge inviting students and staff to participate in activities right-hand dominant people take for granted.
Featuring activities such as table tennis, ball catching, writing, filling a measuring jug and a quiz, students had to compete in teams of 2-4 using their non-dominant hand.
“I chose the activity because a lot of things are for right-handed people,” says Tom.
“I think I needed more posters but the numbers I got was good.”
Debra Good, Community Studies teacher, says that the lunchtime activity was a success and she is pleased with how Tom managed the event.
“I think it went very well. He enjoyed it immensely and he received a lot of attention, which he loves and that was lovely to see,” says Debra.
“He’s a quiet, shy boy but he also loves to laugh. I’ve seen that a lot in him. He likes to have a good time.”
“The organization was easy, he kept the activities simple and fun and there was a lot of laughter. People had a very positive experience so it went well.”
Debra says that in a non-COVID world community studies students would reach out to the local community or within the school to organize or plan an event.
“Students are always allowed to, anytime COVID or not, to do something within a small community like a school and so Tom, being left handed, immediately came up with this idea of having a fun day on the Rooftop,” smiles Debra.
“The activity was getting out and reaching out into the community and doing something that’s positive while also learning.”
Like planning events? Community Studies is offered as a Stage I and Stage II for 2021. Call Northern Adelaide Senior College on (08) 7285 1600 to book your place!