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Charity Donation of New Bus

 

Our business manager Stef has been very busy this year trying to get the Children's Hospital School a new mini bus, so that we are able to take the students out on trips during the school year, to enable the students to access more Enrichment activities and curriculum based activities to aid their learning.

The Variety and The bingo association have been great support in this and have donated a mini bus to us. The big hand over of the keys was on Thursday the 16th March here at willow bank. Some of the students where involved in showing our guests around before the hand over.

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A High Profile Visitor to the School

Labour MP for Leicester West Liz Kendall visited the Chidren's Hospital School earlier this month. She had a tour around the Willow Bank dayschool and met with staff and students. It was great to have a high level local politician visit the school. On her website Liz said:

'It is really important that children who are experiencing mental health problems have access to good quality education.'

Liz Kendall

Soft Touch Arts Return to the Children's Hospital School

Last Academic year, music specialists from the Soft Touch Arts Group came to deliver weekly session to students at Willow Bank in the summer term. This year, they have been back and have expanded their work to the CHS students at Ward 3! Superstars Steve and Perri have been leading workshops in music performance, technology and song writing.

All this great work has been very well received by students across the sites and will continue to run up to the Easter holidays. Similar to last year, it is hoped that the Willow Bank students can visit the Soft Touch Arts HQ at the end of the project to do some professional recording.

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Cash Raised For Charity

The Children's Hospital School has helped to raise a great amount of money for cancer support by hosting Macmillan Coffee Mornings at Willow Bank and Ward Three. A total of £281.70 was generated for charity across the two sites by the sale of coffee and cakes, including ones made by our own students!

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A great thanks to all who organised, attended and donated.

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