Every year the Tasmanian Olympic Council conducts the Pierre de Coubertin Awards program to recognise outstanding young Tasmanians who excel in their chosen sporting endeavour and embrace the spirit of Olympism (and paralympism).
The Pierre de Coubertin Awards are named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. The Awards take place on an annual basis and recognise senior secondary students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities. All secondary government and non government schools are invited to nominate one recipient for the Pierre de Coubertin Award each year (only) from year 10, 11 or 12.
Presenting at the Pierre de Cobertin Awards is always a highlight in the year - have has the pleasure for several years now. It's always inspiring to meet the nominees each year and to participate in the sessions. It's agreat opportunity to share with the nominees some of the paralympic spirit and stories.
Great job as always Tasmanian Olympic Council.
For a number of years now I have been a presenter at the annual Tasmanian Olympic Council's Pierre De Coubertin Academy. My role is to provide an overview of the Paralympics and what better way than to proivde the students with the opportunity to try first hand 3 of my favourite Paralympic Sports:
- Goal Ball
- Seated Volleyball
It's always great to see the students and parents getting into involved with the activities and this year was no exception (despite the very wet and sloshy synthetic turf!) While we did have a lot of fun I hope that the students took away a bit of new knowledge about the Paralympics and some ideas for running inclusive activities in their schools and communities)
Melissa Carlton OAM
I'm privileged to be invited to participate and support a range of community groups, clubs and events. These are just some of the stories from these occasions!