Pupils from year 11 have spent a day at Endeavour 2 Achieve today. A home set up specifically for pupils with a diagnosis of ASD.
Endeavour is an uniquely hireable furnished 4 bedroom holiday let property, set up by a family who have 2 adult sons with autism and learning disabilities who wanted to offer local families more choice.
It provides a natural homely setting in which individuals or a small group can:
- Take a short break
- Use the house for Day opportunity activities to informally review their independent living skills in a non educational setting
- Practice ‘living together’ to check out compatibility before committing to a binding tenancy.
We are really grateful to the team behind Endeavour to Achieve, and look forward to working with them in the future. You can find out more by visiting their website.
Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards.
Of those twenty-four, two were from our school. Jack Care-Slade and Natasha Harris, both from Pink class.
Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid the education of 12 to 18-year-olds who may not respond to traditional classroom-based learning but flourish when you get them outside onto the water. It celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.
You can read the full article from the countryside alliance here.
As part of the Rotary Club Kids Out day, pupils from lower school enjoyed a day out at Longleat Safari Park. All pupils had a fantastic time and below are some of the photos they took.
Staff and pupils at The Mendip School were overjoyed when the Variety Club delivered a new minibus.
Activities beyond the classroom are essential for any learning activity, and this minibus will support teachers when planning for their classes and enhance many learning experiences.
A massive thank you to the Variety Club and all of those involved.