Today, special education students at Killeen ISD got a taste of the independence of Peaceable Kingdom.
Stepping into independence is key and the Variety Group volunteers highlighted that today, as the students have certainly had a few detours after learning so much in their daily lives.
Killeen ISD student Anthony Lawson said: “I’m learning, I think I’ve started to learn something here, you have to work as a team here, but you have to really support each other.”
The students had the opportunity to learn different life skills and they played fun games in the process.
Hailey Wells shared the steps on how to make a bed and she said it starts with the bed sheet first.
These kids have learned the basics today and the skills that will be ingrained in them for the rest of their lives with practice and repetition.
State Representative for House District #4 Brad Buckley made an appearance at the event and shared, “The opportunity to compete with professional skills that will play dividends for their future is a way for them to truly find self-sufficiency.”
Self-sufficiency is key and these kids got a taste of that independence today.
The teachable curriculum included environmental education, recreational therapy, and life skills. Every task, from folding clothes to making a bed, was practiced and perfected by the students.
Skills that are sure to stay with students for life.