sensorypod

On Friday 20th January 2017 our sensory pod was officially opened.
Please click here to read the newspaper article from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

Expanding our provision of sensory facilities within school with the sensory pod has enabled us to increase the quality and frequency of sensory experiences for all our learners. The Sensory Pod can generate a variety of multi-sensory experiences using film/visuals, sound, and vibration which will promote learning, understanding and the well-being for all our students.

We would like to thank everyone who helped fundraise for this fabulous piece of equipment.

Huddersfield Common Good Trust – November 2016
Thank you to the trustees of the Huddersfield Common Good Trust for their donation of £5,000 towards the purchase of the Sensory Pod.

Fashion Show and Clothes Sale – October 6th 2016
Thank you to everyone who supported the Fashion Show and Sale, another fun evening that raised £240.

Yorkshire Three Peaks – July 2016
A huge thank you to our group of hikers who have now completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and raised a massive £1769.
We would also like to thank Morrisons at Waterloo and also Sainsburys, Shorehead Huddersfield for their kind donation of cereal bars, fruit and bottled water for this event.

York Vale Half Marathon – September 2016
Two employees of the Lloyds Banking Group, Gavin Yule and Paul Crowther who were part of a team from the bank who came and spent a day volunteering on outdoor projects at school have decided they would like to help us some more by raising sponsorship money. They ran the ‘York Vale half marathon’ on the 17th September 2016. Thank you Gavin and Paul.

Great North Swim – June 2016
Well done to Emma Robinson who completed the Great North Swim – Europe’s biggest open water swimming event on Lake Windemere. This was Emma’s first open water swim. Thank you Emma!

Masonic Province of Yorkshire, West Riding –  May 2016
A massive boost to move us towards our total needed for the Sensory Pod. Our thanks to the Freemasons for the staggering £40,000 grant for our Castle Hill School sensory pod.
Read more details in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner – Click here

Yorkshire Three Peaks – May 2016
Sarah Erving and Rachel Armitage raised a staggering £1315.05 with their 3 Peaks Walk on the 7th May.  Congratulations to Sarah and Rachel for completing the walk well under their 12 hour target and a big thank you to everyone who sponsored them.

Marathon de Sables – April 2016
Our HUGE thanks to Sam Taylor who really did go the extra mile by running the 251 Km Marathon de Sables in the Sahara desert to raise funds for the sensory pod.
Sam has raised a massive £4213.17 and Sam finished in 40th place out of over 1200 competitors and was the 8th fastest British competitor to finish – such an amazing achievement and a huge give for our students.
Sarah Erving and Rachel Armitage raised a staggering £1315.05 with their 3 peaks walk on the 7th May 2016. Congratulations to Sarah and Rachel for completing the walk well under their 12 hour target and a big thank you to everyone who sponsored them.

Slimming World
A BIG thank you to the ‘Slimming World’ groups who have made Castle Hill School their charity of the year.
They are helping us to raise money for the Sensory Pod by donating the change from their weekly fee at their meeting.
They have just raised £185 taking their total up to £222.73 !

Click a thumb nail below to see photos of some of our fund raisers in action.

PodClick here to view the video on the sensory pod.