The whole of the PMLD department enjoyed a day at Twycross Zoo on Monday 27th June. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to see many animals and experience a group of Oloip Maasai Dancers from the Rift Valley in Kenya. The group performed traditional Maasai music and dances for the pupils. There was also an opportunity to learn what life is like in a Maasai village in Kenya! Twycross Zoo cares for around 500 animals, this includes 150 species which are bigger animals. There are many endangered species, plus hundreds of creepy crawlies too. The zoo is renowned as a specialist primate zoo, they care for a wide variety of monkeys and apes, and are the only zoo in the UK where you can see all types of great ape – gorilla, orang utan, chimpanzee and bonobo.
The pupils all thoroughly enjoyed their day and we had many smiles and laughter throughout.
On June 7th the PMLD department held a parents morning, providing an opportunity for open discussion between the parents and staff and for them to work alongside their child. After a coffee and cake, parents moved to various locations around the school to join in with the sessions their child was allocated. Sessions included sensology, an immersive sensory story, rebound therapy, swimming, Sherborne movement and a cognition session. Parents enjoyed the morning, getting stuck into the sessions with their child and broadening their support network
Year 11 have completed all their GCSE exams, some may have other exams to take until the 24th June. Coursework will be completed over the next couple of weeks. This means on Monday 27th June 2016 year 11 students can remain at home subject to completion of coursework. If you do choose to you will have to contact West Midlands Transport Service and indicate the change. We want all year 11 pupils to attend Sports Day on Tuesday 19th July and the end of year assembly on Friday 22nd July 2016. Those who are going on residential will attend the week commencing 11th July to 15th July 2016. Students who opt to carry on attending school will follow normal timetable. A letter has been sent home please return the letter to school with your choice as soon as possible.