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Pittsfield Public Schools Hold First Unified Game Day

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff

The day included sports competitions by age group. See more photos here.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Department held its first Unified Game Day on Friday that included the district's special needs children and families in a daylong Special Olympics event at Taconic High School.
 
"We want to showcase the strengths that students have and there are so many. I think that a lot of their strengths come out during this event. They persevere through a lot, to be able to just come to school, to be able to participate in everything, to be able to make the gap lesser and lesser, and for everyone to be accepted and to feel accepted," educator and co-organizer Bridget McKeever said. 
 
"And I think that's one of the most important things is everybody has a right to come to school and feel excited and feel like they want to learn and feel comfortable and safe." 
 
Stearns Elementary pupils participated in the event, along with special education students from Crosby and Egremont Elementary, Reid Middle, and Pittsfield High schools.
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