The Hamilton Competitions Society has been holding annual performing arts competitions for more than 70 years. Four years ago it decided to add another category – a competition for children and young people with special needs.  A couple of months ago scores of performers turned out to sing, dance and perform musical items to a hall full of spectators. And One in Five hears about the new picture book My Friend’s a Superhero. It’s been written to encourage discussion with children about disability and their responses to those living with it.


Performers at the Hamilton Competitions. (Photo - Richard Francis)