Wind of changes15.02.2014
Here in Astana on the 14th of February in “Duman” Entertainment centre the second Inclusive Festival of Children’s Creativity “Winds of change” took place.
A heart-warming tradition, Miras students played an active part in this event again this year along with other educational institutes of the city under the guidance of Community and Service Area of Interaction leader, Mrs. Guldana.
Apart from offering all the opportunity to appreciate a creative space that joins people with disabilities and their peers, the main aims of the festival are to promote the development of our creative potential, the growth of our talents, cultural identity as well as to prepare children for an independent life in inclusive society in a spirit of understanding, tolerance and respect for others’ differences
It is safe to say that the aim of the Festival (the development of children’s creative potential and the fostering of understanding and respect) was fully realized. Wonderful and bright dances, singing and other artistic performances were evidence of this as well as the results of collaborative work and the active interaction of children from the organization “Ocean Art” together with Miras school students. The dance in Hip-Hop style which was performed together with Miras school students and children from “Ocean Art” organization will surely live on in the hearts of all the participants. It really was an extremely fashionable and energetic performance. But the most important thing is that the participants enjoyed themselves and experienced a lot of positive emotions and took many impressions from this joint project.
A talented girl, Aisha who suffers from cerebral spastic infantile paralysis, sang a song in English language, which is called “Love you like a love song”, which aroused a storm of emotions and feelings. Our students actively supported her on stage with their dance. A beautiful touching performance was the result of successful cooperation and it was prized with loud prolonged applause and grateful smiles from the thankful audience.
Such a festival is a great example of mutual enrichment of interaction. It is good that we, Miras students, could evoke sincere smiles, raise their expectations for a better future, in one word — find the key to the hearts of children who, for some reason are fated to live an infringed life. What’s more, I think that during these meetings we learn the most important things: tolerance, sympathy, unconditional love and an understanding of the necessity to help those who are in need. I’m proud of the fact that our school is able to demonstrate visually the role of human interaction in the lives of other people, fostering sincere human values in our students.
Adel Orazalieva, IBDP student