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Glenn Marlow students discover importance of inclusion

Students at Glenn Marlow Elementary got to see what it's like to have a disadvantage on the playing field. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Everyone Plays NC is a group that recognizes the potential of all lives, especially those of people with disabilities.

Students at Glenn Marlow Elementary got to see what it's like to have a disadvantage on the playing field.

Scooting and using the crab walk -- those are the only two ways students were allowed to move while playing sitting volleyball.

Members of Bridge II Sports in Charlotte participated in the physical education classes at Glenn Marlow, using different games to show students that no one has to sit on the sidelines.

It's a philosophy that the students said makes sense.

"I believe it because everyone is special, and they should have an opportunity to get to do all of this stuff," Glenn Marlow student Lilly said.

"Even if you have disadvantages, you can still play sports, but just in a different way that can be a little more fun," classmate Grayson said.

Another activity included passing a ball while blindfolded. The exercise gave students an idea of the challenges visually impaired people face every day.

Students said everyone should take part in these types of activities, in hopes of one day changing the world.

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