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Published Tuesday 24th of September 2013 03:26:38 PM

SWINDERBY
The focal point for July was the students� Leavers Ball which proved a huge success with the students and their families. This was enabled from detailed planning and a lot of hard work with particular thanks to Rebecca Simpson, Jamie Lee Trimble and Kimberley Blades who helped coordinate the day and help dress the marquee. Also thanks to the schools catering department who pulled out all the stops and provided the students with a spread that any family would be proud of! All the students decked themselves out in their Sunday best, the boys looked very handsome and the girls looked very pretty. The students enjoyed a live band and disco and it didn�t take them long to hit the dance floor and dance the night away!

The gardening club has continued to reap the benefits of student�s labours who have enjoyed picking and eating the products grown in the garden. The students regularly pick strawberries and raspberries for their supper and have provided the school kitchens with courgettes and cucumbers to be used in their lunches.

The cultural themed night (very loosely linked to a North American themed topic) brought Hollywood�s tinsel town to Swinderby with our own student showbiz themed night, the village hall was dressed and the students produced a variety of art work and had a themed lunch time menu produced for the students by the kitchen department.

We have welcomed the arrival of three new students who have generally settled well into their new living environment and are adapting and learning the Kisimul School approach.

Woodstock
In July we celebrated our second Graduation Assembly acknowledging all our young people�s achievements but at the same time having to say goodbye to our 19 year olds, some of whom have been at Woodstock House since the very beginning. The Drama Club put on a very special performance entitled Celebration, and the Kisimul Song rang out as staff and pupils sang along to the accompaniment of the Kisimul Staff Band. Parents and children completed their afternoon with special party teas in School, giving parents the opportunity to see their children�s classes and to chat with staff. The evening rounded off with the Graduation Disco in the Marquee, a highlight for all our pupils.
With another School year coming to an end, Summer School took over with five weeks of fun and learning activities.

ACACIA HALL
Anam Cara has opened and the seven young people have transitioned really well into the new home. They seemingly are enjoying developing their independence skills and when visiting it exudes a homely atmosphere for young people to grow in. The staff team have embraced the changes and are encouraging all elements of promoting independence.

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