Mental health awareness week 

The SEND Team Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Wednesday 19th December the SEND department held their very own Christmas Bake Off in honour of Macmillan Cancer Support. It is a wonderful charity that has supported the families of many staff and students. At Christmas it is important that we do not forget that for some struggling with cancer it can be a particularly difficult time so we all need to work together to make it as special as we can.

This Coffee morning was a great success with us collecting over £80; with many more cakes to still sell in the hope to reach our £100 target! I would like to express my ongoing gratitude to my colleagues in the SEND department as today’s success was a clear testament to the hard work, passion and drive.

Also a big thank you to those who took the time to join us for tea and cake and made a donation.

This was followed by the team also hosting an afternoon tea event for all our EHCP students and their parents to discuss progress to date as well as set future targets and any concerns with the key workers.  Students work was shared and displayed along with the opportunity to celebrate all of the students and department’s successes this term. The students got to demonstrate their catering skills through helping to serve the parents with the tea and biscuits (whilst having a few themselves).  As a result of the positive atmosphere created all involved thoroughly enjoyed the event and look forward to the next one.

LEST WE FORGET

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and to show our respect the millions of men and women, who sacrifice their lives in the First World War a remarkable group of year 7 pupils here at the Warren School, helped participate in the making of our amazing Poppy. These poppies were made solely out of used, recycled plastic water bottles that were collected around the school and donated by staff, students and parents.
Our year 7 pupils dedicated their time to painting all the bottoms of the water bottles and transformed them into wonderful little individual poppies. These were then added to a larger outline created by our dedicated LSA’s and Art department.

A SEN class of year 9 students, during their English lessons, created an exquisite poem about their learning of the First World War that we would like to share…

“Remember the Fallen”.

During the month of November,

We take the time to remember

Those who fought hard to save our lives,

Leaving behind husbands and wives.

 

 

They sacrificed their hopes and dreams,

For a better future, or so it seems.

So when you’re safe in your bed at night,

Remember those who fought the fight.

Song Writing Project

As part of a song writing project the pupils were given a backing track and asked to create a theme, song lyrics and melody.  Being the day after the Westminster terrorist attack it was fresh on the minds of all the pupils and they were naturally upset and concerned for his family.  The pupils decided that they wanted to write a song and dedicate it to him for protecting their country and paying the ultimate price.

song1Came home from school

And life will never be the same

I know you’re not to blame

But I’m scared and angry

And Dad I miss you

 

And life will never, never be the same   

Thank you for your sacrifice

You helped save peoples life

You make me feel so proud

I hope you’re happy on your cloud

This song was presented to staff in briefing and was also presented to parents at a very successful parent’s coffee morning where our Parent Governor for SEND and our SEND Governor and Chair of Governors were in attendance to support