8 Jun 2014

One In Five for 8 June 2014

From One In Five, 7:05 pm on 8 June 2014

Game On Everyone
Left and Middle: Shenee Pryde climbs at Wanaka's Base Camp Climbing Centre
Right: Ferdia O' Connell taking part in a Game On Everyone event

Some Central Otago youngsters with disabilities are scaling new heights, courtesy of a local sports programme.

Game on Everyone was set up by Wanaka parents whose children are autistic, or have learning difficulties, to provide a better range of activities.

An organiser, Claire O'Connell, says, while living in a small town has social benefits for her child, there are fewer sporting opportunities.

And she says children with learning difficulties often need a one-on-one approach to make progress.

Katy Gosset heads along to Wanaka's Base Camp Climbing Centre to meet the young people as they make fresh ascents on the rock walls.

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