As part of this year’s Festival of Performance and the Arts, the SEND department took a number of students whom we support from all year groups for an afternoon of picnicking and pebble painting in Hurst Grange Park.
Not only was this a fantastic opportunity to get creative out of the classroom, the students were also able to develop their social interactions with both staff and peers in a relaxed environment.
The trip was organised to reward the resilience of our students during what has been and incredibly challenging year; some of them have had the upheaval of studying for GCSEs through multiple lockdowns, some of them have had to cope with the transition to High School in unprecedented circumstances. We are proud of each and every one of them and it was an absolute joy to see them connecting with the outdoors and embracing the fun of the afternoon.
Some wonderful pieces of art were created and we hope to display them in the Garden of Reflection which is scheduled to be developed over the next year.
The afternoon was a roaring success and many girls asked when we could do it again; as a result, we hope to make this an annual event.
Thank you to all staff and students involved for a glorious afternoon!
Mrs K McGibbon (SENCO)