PROVISION 2015 - 2016: Autism Awareness Assembly
Thursday 17th March we celebrated SEN Awareness Week, which included Autism Awareness Week with a great assembly. This is what the National Society for Autism said about raising awareness:
‘Autism affects how a person thinks, feels and learns, and we believe it is crucial that teachers and schoolmates know and understand as much possible about autism. We want children who are on the spectrum to get the best start possible and have the chance to enjoy their time at school as much as everyone else!
That is why we are launching our first ever Schools’ Autism Awareness week in 2016: to engage adults and children across the country and to invite everyone to get involved!’
However, the assembly, led by Ms Mullins, celebrated children all with very different needs and what a celebration! The children were amazing and really excelled the expectations of all the staff and parents (by the tears of pride that were shed!). They entertained us with a play, songs and videos of work they produced around their topic.
This is what I said to the children at the beginning and end of the assembly is that I feel South Grove is very good at achieving in terms of inclusion:
‘We all need to spread the word about why it is important to understand and accept autism, as any other special need and we all need to remember that everyone of us whether it be a pupil, teacher, support staff or parent in our community that we all have our individual needs and that we need to understand and respect each other’s differences.
Please think about this today, and celebrate our Additional Resourced Provision children in PLM and thank them throughout the day for their fantastic assembly, showing what they really are able to do and how they celebrate being part of a class group.’
Thank you to Ms Mullins and all the staff of PLM for their contributions to support the children in their assembly. The children in both PLM and Mainstream have done you very proud!
Here are a couple of comments from the parents:
Brilliant show! You are all superstars! Thank you
A great show by all of PLM, and informative too. Well done!
Fantastic assembly – really entertaining and I learnt so much! Thank you