Students of all abilities from Commerce ISD (CISD) and A&M-Commerce joined forces to facilitate a day of activities for students with disabilities on Friday, Sept. 29.
In total, more than 50 CISD students attended with several teachers and staff members. General education students participated as peer mentors.
Hosted in the Nursing and Health Sciences Building's Pedagogy and Physical Activity Lab and Campus Recreation's outdoor turf courts, the event featured activity stations designed to increase physical activity, promote social interaction and foster overall enjoyment.
Twelve A&M-Commerce students representing the Department of Health and Human Performance and the Honors College led the activity stations, which included scooter tag, pickleball, flag tag, bowling, an obstacle course and an inflatable football throwing station provided by Special Olympics Texas.
Dr. Kelly Featherston said these community engagement events provide students at smaller districts with unique experiences while allowing A&M-Commerce kinesiology students to implement skills learned in class, including motor development, adapted physical education and teaching methods.
(Photos courtesy of Heather Kilgore | Commerce ISD)