Welcome to this week's newsletter. As you can see we have had another bumper week of activities and are thrilled to share with you what we've been up to!
Have a great weekend.
May 8th marks 76 years since the end of the Second World War and the end of the European conflict. It is a day when people of the United Kingdom reflect on the sacrifice made by millions of people. We honour all those who gave their lives in the pursuit of freedom. We will remember them.
CAPTAIN TOM 100 CHALLENGE
Maya from St Luke's took on the Captain Tom 100 Challenge which celebrates the amazing achievements of Captain Sir Tom Moore raising money for a variety of NHS charities. You can read her amazing story here.
Logan from The Collett came up with the fantastic idea of school face masks. He even drew his own design.
The fundraising department thought this was such a great idea that they decided to fund this and had one made for every child and staff member across our schools.
Well done Logan. Great job!
FUNDRAISING FOR ST LUKE'S SCHOOL
St Luke's Parent Chrissy Smith decided to take on an amazing challenge, running from Lands End to John O'Groats locally.
Ms Smith said 'I have watched Millie sit on the periphery for most of her life. She has been happy and engaged but has never quite found her niche. St Luke's has been amazing. I have watched her fly in the last year. She is excelling and feeling awesome about herself. She no longer needs a 1:1 She feels "normal" and accepted. Her independence is growing and her future looks bright. And the support during lock down has been amazing. For the first time in my daughters life I feel less worried about her route through life. She has found her tribe and its delight to watch.'
We would like to thank Ms Smith and Millie for all their hard work. It means the world to us.
On Saturday 8th May, we will be selling our fantastic range of teas, coffees and hot chocolate at Redbourn Village Market.
The market runs from 10am- 2pm in the Redbourn Village Hall car park.
The sale of our shop items raises vitally needed fund for our schools and children so please come along and support us.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Florence Class at the Collett have had a busy week. They played tag rugby and then has a visit from the local PCSO's who talked about online safety and malicious communications. Then two members of the mental health team discussed transition and saying goodbye.
Wolves class at St Luke's worked together to make bread this week. This activity incorporated their maths skills as they doubled the ingredients on the recipe and used fractions to share out the dough equally.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Alumni Association for former pupils of The Collett and St Luke's Schools. If you or someone you know is former pupil of our schools, please click HERE to find out more.
Topaz class at The Collett have been learning about a range of countries around the world. In art, they have been decorating maps of the world using a range of materials. They had lots of fun and got very messy!
FHEC students have been busy studying all sorts from Horticulture, including growing broad beans to learning about the life skills needed in the real world in Work Related Learning. Students have also taken part in therapeutic art sessions.
The Day Pupils tried baking at home making chocolate cake and bringing it in for tasting. Compliments all round. It was delicious.
OUT & ABOUT
Doves Class at St Luke's spent Tuesday morning exploring Verulamium Park in St. Albans. They discovered some Roman ruins, spotted some ducks and geese, some swans and their offspring, as well as a heron or two! They refuelled at the cafe with a drink and a snack before trying out the park, including the trampolines!
Newton Class at The Collett are currently fundraising for activities week.
Mason's mum has very kindly put together 2 hampers for a good night in, an adult one and a child's one to which most of the class have contributed.
They are selling raffle tickets for £1 which are available from Newton Class. The draw will be made on Friday 28th May
Tagosi provides various items that you can attach to your property, each item has a unique code that allows the finder of an item to instantly alert you and arrange its return. They have created a special pack for autistic people and families of people on the spectrum.
For only £15 a pack (21 items), you get a lifetime of protection and 20% of the profit of these packs is donated to The National Autistic Society.