Last weekend was an exciting one for a group of Griffith Post School Options participants, who hit the nation's capital for a night of footy and fun.
The 11 GPSO participants escaped the familiar sights of Griffith for the weekend, taking an excursion to GIO Stadium in Canberra to watch the Raiders take on the Melbourne Storm in the NRL.
As well as getting the chance to cheer for their favourite teams in person, the Griffith residents also got to participate in the famous viking clap and do a bit of dancing at half-time.
GPSO administration officer Georgia Kirby said the night was a lot of fun for all involved - even the Raiders supporters.
"We were right at the try line which provided us with a good view of all the action," Ms Kirby said.
"All the tries seemed to happen right where we were sitting so that was great."
Amongst the group were some diehard NRL fans and Ms Kirby said it was great to provide them with that live spectator experience.
"We had a few Storm and Raiders supporters and a lot of the attendees hadn't been to a game before or hadn't been since COVID hit," she said.
"Everyone had a really nice time and one client did mention to me that he was very grateful for the experience."
Ms Kirby says it is a big priority for GPSO to offer Griffith residents with disabilities the chance to travel out of the MIA for activities.
"It is definitely a high priority," she said. "We have a lot of participants who want to do stuff like that and so we try our best to offer that."
Later in the week a separate group of GPSO participants went on an excursion of their own, visiting the Leeton Museum's multicultural gala.
The fuschia group immersed themselves in the numerous cultures put on display across the museum.
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