I was so proud of all the senior students at Ballarat Special Development School, including my son Joseph Draper, as they all did an amazing job performing in the production of "Grease" at Wendouree Performing Arts Centre recently
No matter what their disability, these kids face and fight for normality every day and to see them all involved with their hearts bursting with pride and excitement was a pleasure to watch.
A huge hats off to all the teachers, carers and aids who helped.
What an amazing feat!
There were a few helpers on stage at times, but they were dressed in black to blend into the background so as not to take away from the kids' hard work.
Amongst the smiles, there were also tears from many in the audience; not from sadness but from pride.
Thank you to all involved.
Julia Frenkel, Wendouree.