This Inclusion Song and Video project has been developed and produced by Judo Assist Ireland and performed by the amazingly talented inclusive students of Black Eagle Judo and Judo Assist.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the incredible ability of our children with and without a disability/autism.
The very talented singer/songwriter Jamie Lee Forde from Cloughjordan, Tipperary, helped us write our inclusion song and sang and recorded the track for us.
The children’s creativity went into overdrive when deciding the format of the project, from the colourful t.shirts, the video shoot locations and the action shots they wanted to demonstrate. We also taught the children how to sign the chorus of our song in order to include our hearing impaired friends.
A great deal of time and effort was dedicated to this project, we hope you enjoy watching and listening to it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
The aim of our funding appeal is to help further develop our adaptive judo program. The program is a very important development tool for people with varied abilities and disabilities and is operated in community based clubs, special schools and autism educational settings.
We want to further advance this development by supplying soft play equipment to special schools and help develop a teacher training program so that the therapeutic element of the program can be shared with more challenged children that will benefit greatly from physical, mental, emotional and social advantages the program offers.