THE force came to Newcastle on Friday for a group of blind and low vision children.
As part of a school holiday program organised by Vision Australia, the children took part in mock lightsaber battles under the guidance of the theatre combat company Sons of Obiwan Lightsaber Academy.
"A lot of kids would jump at the chance to wield a lightsaber and pretend to be Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, but for our clients there can sometimes be barriers to them enjoying the same things as their sighted peers," Jordan Ashby from Vision Australia Newcastle said.
"Our school holiday program is about removing those barriers, we want to introduce clients to new activities in a supportive environment that suits their needs and from there it might be something they enjoy and want to continue with."
Following the Sons of Obiwan session, the children also took part in specialised art classes.
"Living with blindness can be isolating, so it's important that our younger clients meet other people with the same lived experiences."
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