Fun for kids with a disability at school camp


A visit by 2016 X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace, yoga and hands-on wildlife experiences with a crocodile, snake and stick insects were among the activities experienced by 21 children with a disability at the Sony Foundation ‘ABBOX of Fun’ Camp held at Knox.

Year 11 students from Abbotsleigh and Knox (hence the name ‘ABBOX’) recently gave up the first few days of their school holidays to care for the camp participants. 

The aim of the camp, which is supported by the Sony Foundation, is to provide friendship, activities and fun for children with physical or intellectual disabilities. Over the five days of the camp, the kids and volunteers stay on-site in the Knox Boarding House, providing the parents of the camp participants with a break and some important respite care.