CAST Sensory Performance
Saturday 12th October
We completed our workshop week with EyeMusic with the performance at the CAST Theatre on Saturday 12th October. It was an amazing event that allowed our student to showcase their talents and the wonderful equipment that they have been using in school. We extend our heartfelt thanks to David and Simon from EyeMusic for their hard work and to the families who were able to bring along their young people to experience such a fantastic event. Have a look at some of the photos in this gallery:
Roald Dahl Day 2019
On September 13th we celebrated Roald Dahl Day. All the students and staff were encouraged to yellow as it was Roald's favourite colour. Our classes completed different activities, all related to his books. Here is some of the work that our young people created.
Active Travel Awards
As part of our 6th form curriculum we are frequently out in the community developing independent living and life skills.
We access the community in a range of different ways including travelling by mini bus or walking.
Whilst out in the community we are promoting road safety, enabling pupils to practice and develop road safety skills. During the active travel awards our pupils were recognised for the work they have been doing to ensure they are safe at all times whilst out within the community particularly travelling in an eco-friendly way.
On Monday 20th May Get Cycling came into school.
They are three things at once: a local bike shop servicing the needs of York citizens, an assessment and retail service for people with disabilities and a cycling events organisation. All under one roof! They have around 60 different inclusive and conventional cycles for people with disabilities to try out, and we sell new and refurbished versions of most kinds of inclusive and child-carrying cycles. It was wonderful to have them come into school and show us some of their bikes ad for us all to have a try. visit their website to find out more and have a look at the photo gallery for shots of what we got up to.
The guitar ensemble from Live Music Now came in and performed a wide variety of engaging music from flamenco to rock and pop using acoustic and electric guitars.
They encouraged pupils to join in by clapping, singing and signing.
They answered questions about their instruments and inspired some of our pupils to want to learn guitar (especially in red class).
They played music the children had heard before (Theme from Alton Towers) and pieces they hadn’t but with a catchy rhythm. They finished the set with rock riffs, which pupils and staff enjoyed.
Six of our pupils represented Heatherwood School by singing at the Don Valley Music Festival on Friday 5th April at St Jude's Church , Hexthorpe.
Special Schools from all over Doncaster were there and we all sang our best and supported each other enthusiastically.
Our pupils launched into our songs, 'Shotgun 'and 'This is Me' with lots of energy! We knew every word from all of the hours of practice we have done! After we sang, the crowd cheered loudly and we smiled and laughed! WE also got a great report from the judge who said we were amazing!
Comic Relief Day 2019
On March 15th Heatherwood joined in with the fun as we celebrated Red Nose Day 2019.
We based our fun around number skills and fun activities to raise money for the worthy cause. Here are some photos that show what we have got up to.
Trip to The Cast
On Friday 1st March some of The ARC went to a performance at The Cast.
The show as called ‘The Isle of Brimsker’. This had been especially created to provide a multisensory experience and was delivered by the Frozen Light Theatre Company.
We had a fantastic time using our senses.