Sensory Garden Work

Thank you to the lovely volunteer teams from Lloyds Bank and also Argos who spent their day taming the Sensory Garden. They worked like demons clearing a forest of bamboo from the raised beds to make way for some new plants

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Castlefest 2019

We held our first Castlefest on Friday 21st June.
CastleFest is a joyful opportunity to celebrate our relationships within the community, to come together and share our successes.
Our students can be less visible than their peers in public circles: we wish to be part of a cultural shift which promotes and supports an inclusive wider community. This is an inherently collaborative goal, which includes many of our link-groups with other schools, organisations around Newsome and further a-field.
We wish to have a focus point, a driver to maintain these relationships over time so while group leaders, schoolteachers and other organisers may come and go, the long-lasting relationship is maintained for the good of the students, community and others involved.
We wish to highlight the brilliant work our students and their partners in the community do and showcase the effort and output, adding purpose and an extra note of pride to our everyday activities. We are incredibly proud of our students, grateful for our relationships with our community groups and moved by the effort everybody puts into our activities together.
CastleFest is a celebration for all – this is our first annual community arts festival celebrating collaboration, relationships and community. Thank you for being part of it. Long may it last!

Primary shared area

We are excited to announce that we have re-developed our primary shared area. The space has been specifically designed to provide a defined low stimulation environment where students can enjoy a wide variety of  physical development and sensory regulation activities.

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Smile

Provided to us by Locala.
Oral health booklet for parent carers of a child or young person with a disability or additional need. ‘Healthy Teeth, Healthy Smile’ was developed by Locala PHEYs Calderdale Oral Health Team in partnership with Locala Dental Care and parents attending Unique Ways.

Download your PDF copy here

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Walk

Thankfully the weather was kind to us and everyone did so well during sports week, completing laps of school to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. In total, we completed over 500 laps of the school grounds, which is a fantastic achievement in the space of a week! We rounded the week off with the whole school completing one lap together alongside representatives from Forget Me Not, who were blown away by the efforts of students and staff.