In April our students met to discuss the upcoming summer social, we got the gardens ready for the warmer weather and learned about recycling for Earth Day.
We are happy to be back after the long May day weekend. We are truly ready for the summer and all the exciting events that will be taking place for the remainder of the term.
Here is a look at all the things we have been doing in the previous weeks:
Student Committee in action
The Student Committee met last week at Havelock Road. Our Student Committee is comprised of a group of students who act as voice for the rest of the school. This was the first meeting for the summer term. They discussed the summer social graduation event happening later this term. Principal Chloe addressed the members to get theme ideas, some of which were: Hollywood, 90’s, Bollywood, Butterfly beauty, superheroes, Shine, Best of British, Jungle and Musical magic.
Our Speech and Language therapist Karen supported students in contributing to the conversation by using bespoke communication methods for each student and ensuring everyone’s voice is heard.
Well done to everyone for your contributions.
Ready, steady, grow
Our gardening departments across both sites have been getting ready for the growing season.
Here is what teacher Svetoslava had to say: “This week we sowed seeds and prepared our garden. We filled seed trays with potting compost which we patted down. Then we sowed the seeds and covered it up with compost. Afterwards we left all the seed containers in the garden greenhouse to store until they are ready. Next, we will keep the plants watered which is the most important activity while they are growing.”
On 22 April 2022 we celebrated Earth Day. We aim to inspire our pupils and students to better understand their role in looking after their environment and teach them how they can do so.
One of the ways we contributed was by learning more about recycling and getting involved in local litter picking initiatives.
Outings are of utmost importance for most of our pupils and students. We spend extensive time teaching and learning outdoors. Incorporating litter picking means we are empowering our students to keep our outdoor classroom tidy by reducing waste and taking up our recycling responsibly.
A closing note from our therapy team
As the excitement of summer grows in all of us, it is important to remember that clear communication is essential for our pupils and students to be succesful in what they do. It can help develop strong relationships and also reduce misunderstandings.