Spring Programme 2017

Summer Programme 2017

Here’s the programme for this term.

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Cadbury World

For our Summer outing we went to Cadbury World.

There were 21 of us went. We caught the train and used our rail passes. It was good fun on the train. Then we walked to Cadbury World.

The first thing you notice is the smell of chocolate. It made us all hungry! When we got inside we got given three bars of chocolate. We walked around and went on the Cadabra ride which was fun. Then we got to eat melted chocolate. Mmmm.

We had lunch outside and then went on the 4D ride which was a good laugh.

We all had a lovely day and look forward to going again soon.

Don’t look away from people with disabilities

SENCology

For Learning Disability Week the focus has been on listening. The Mencap Hear My Voice campaign is promoting the voice of individuals as a powerful force. Evie Prysor-Jones, SEN and safeguarding content lead at Optimus Education, explores why looking is just as important as listening.

‘Don’t stare at that person, it’s rude,’ my teacher snapped at me briskly when on a school trip. I remember being confused. I had been staring at the person’s coat; it was a really nice, fluffy, red coat, and I failed to see why it was rude to admire it so obviously. Looking back now, I can remember an additional detail that I failed to notice aged eight – the lady with the lovely red coat had a disability.

I’m now convinced that my teacher took one glance at who I was staring at and assumed I was staring in open curiosity at the lady’s…

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