Siblings celebrate “being me”

Siblings, and bereaved siblings, of children with life-threatening conditions, enjoyed games, crafts and meeting new friends at a special day all about them.

Three Very Special Kids Sibling Days were held in the April school holidays, each with the theme “It’s All About Me”, encouraging children to take a day to focus on their own needs.

Kids scurried around the Very Special Kids grounds in Malvern participating in a scavenger hunt including relays, yoga, planting seeds, juicing oranges and making friendship bracelets.

A highlight was lessons from Taekwon-Do Masters Scott T Cole and and Steve Kara from Pilsung Elite Taekwon-Do Academy.

The Very Special Kids Sibling Support Program was created to address the impact on children, of having a brother or sister with a life-threatening condition. The activity-based Sibling Days help kids explore their emotions, enhance their self-esteem and meet peers.