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Spring 2015-16 Newsletter

Peach has seen an action packed term with every minute utilised to its full potential!  Please see attached the Peach class newsletter for the term, it makes for interesting reading!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Poppy Wave

The weather was awful in the morning and pouring with rain but Peach Class wrapped up in their cagoules and set off walking down the accessible path to the river. They saw lots of great sculptures on the way to see the poppies and one was a digital galloping horse in a frame. They found a statue of a man in bronze on his mobile, Hussein thought it was really funny. Megan saw the poppies first and said “what are those red things?” The rain had stopped at that point and we enjoyed looking at all the ceramic poppies. The class took lots of photos, there were staff from the YSP on duty to make sure no one touched the poppies.

For further information on the Poppy Wave, please see the information below:

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is pleased to present Wave as part of a UK-wide tour of the iconic poppy sculptures organised by 14-18 NOW. The installation will be at YSP from 5 September 2015 to 10 January 2016.

Wave is from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – poppies and original concept created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces. The installation was originally at HM Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War



On Monday 28th September a small group of students from school were invited to join a group of professionals, representatives of people with learning difficulties or on the autistic spectrum. The Head of the LTH executive Julian Hartley made a pledge to improve the provision for these groups within the hospitals. They shared the feedback they had received from everyone and their proposals to improve provision. An artist took some of our ideas and drew them on the wall as cartoons to help everyone understand. 

The students who went were from the school council and Peach class, they sat and listened really well and after the talk the Matron responsible for all children entering the Leeds Hospitals and the Matron who is responsible for pain relief joined our table. They wanted to ask the students about their own experiences in hospital both in the clinics and as patients. We gave them lots to think about and much of what the students said was very positive. Attending were, Harry, Angel, Martina  Alfie, Jordan, William and Ellie. They behaved impeccably and we were very proud of them. Afterwards they had a lovely lunch before returning to school.

If you would like to read the report please see the attached document.



Peach Class were  involved in lots of exciting activities during last  term.  They continued to really enjoy their cooking lessons and made lots of delicious food and had great fun and lots of laughter during their rebound therapy in school.  They were lucky enough to visit the Helipad in Leeds and see for themselves the sheer size of the facilities and the students were able to meet the staff that make it all work.  The students took part in the Get Me Better Workshop with hospital staff and they also ventured to Hemsworth Water Park and had a great day out

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