7th October

This week started with something a little different! Sharon arranged, as part of our outdoor education work, for a willow-weaving workshop to occur in school, on the field. The majority of pupils participated at times during the day and with support from class staff were able to help produce the final willow structure on the gate onto the field.

The main highlight of this week has been our two harvest festivals. Thank you to all who came along and supported us, as well as donating produce. Patrick and the Transitions students had a rather full bus to deliver to the Salvation Army. This is always one of the highlights of the school year, and we are thankful for the support of Paul the Vicar and his aides at St Mary’s for making this possible. The weather was kind to us as it has been for many years. As we are ever growing school we have plans for something slightly different for some of our students next year.

We welcomed our new part time Occupational Therapist to school – Claire. She will be working alongside Cindy in ensuring the needs of our pupils are fully met. We hope she will be very happy at the Redway and enjoy being part of our dynamic therapy team!

Cassia class had a special visit as part of out topic ‘Never a Dahl Moment’ to the Roald Dahl Museum on Friday. Charlotte has produced a wonderful video of the visit, which is on our school Facebook page. Everyone had a wonderful, engaging time.

We have to say ‘Congratulations’ this week to Lee, Jo and Carolyn who have all passed their Level 3 Forest Schools Certificate. They all worked extremely hard to achieve this and they should be very proud of their achievements.

Several staff have also started their NVQ Level 3 studies with MK college as well as others working towards qualifying as a teacher, Speech and Language Therapist or a psychologist.  Plus Jenny and Tracy continue with their studies at Birmingham University.  This forthcoming week we are interviewing for more Specialist Teaching Assistants and another teacher.

Please remember that on Monday, the school is closed for students in the Transitions Department due to staff training.

Finally I am sure that you will have seen the wonderful photographs from the school in Kenya where the pupils were extremely proud to wear old uniform of The Redway School. We would welcome any donations of red jumpers and tops, particularly with the school logo on to be able to send to them.

Hoping everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

 

Ruth

enjoying willow weaving  

enjoying willow weaving

Alex and Brenda work well together willow weaving  

Alex and Brenda work well together willow weaving

Sabrina and Lily enjoy their walk to the Harvest Festival  

Sabrina and Lily enjoy their walk to the Harvest Festival

Jay Jay helps put a tin of baked beans into a Harvest Box  

Jay Jay helps put a tin of baked beans into a Harvest Box

Transitions kindly deliver our Harvest boxes to the Salvation Army  

Transitions kindly deliver our Harvest boxes to the Salvation Army

Another lovely moment shared in Music Therapy between Jenson and Jack  

Another lovely moment shared in Music Therapy between Jenson and Jack

Sunflowers have a great time banging the rice on the Big Drum  

Sunflowers have a great time banging the rice on the Big Drum
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