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Spring Term Highlights 2022

01 April 2022

Spring term is coming to a close for young people attending Chailey Heritage School and it’s been jam packed full of fun activities and opportunities to learn.

We thought we’d do a round up of the highlights of this term before we say farewell to pupils at 2pm this Friday.


January highlights

  • Seymour department took part in RSPB’s Big Garden birdwatch. We left out bird seed and feeders made by the young people to attract the birds and all stayed very quiet to see if any would come down. Although the group didn’t see many real birds, they did enjoy meeting the fluffy puppet birds and learning about all the different types of birds that they might see. Read more here: http://ow.ly/hiYB50HGC5t
  • St Martin’s department created their ‘Into the Woods theme class displays. Each class focused on a story which features woods as a central setting such as The Gruffalo or Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Activities included goldilocks wooden spoon and porridge making.


February highlights

  • Chailey Heritage School was transformed into an oasis of colour and culture as young people explored sensory materials and tried Chinese delicacies in a celebration of Chinese New Year.
  • Patchwork Farm held a photo competition for young people to take creative shots of the farm and animals whilst restrictions meant they couldn’t have their usual sessions. The results were fantastic and it was very difficult to choose the winners!
  • Seymour held their Palentines disco to celebrate the wonderful friendships they have with each other. Lots of fun was had moving to the music and spending time with their classmates in the Dream Centre.
  • St Martin’s had a great friendship day pairing up with someone who they didn't usually interact with.


March highlights

  • Hanbury department took part in pancake flinging for Pancake Day. Using our fantastic switch operated catapult, young people used their switch to fling the pancake at their chosen suspect. Lots of laughs and fun was had using the catapult and choosing who to fling a pancake at!
  • Seymour held a very competitive pancake race in the hall and raced in pairs to see who could keep their pancake in the pan the longest.
  • World Book Day was another highlight in the calendar with some incredible costumes and a great Gruffalo immersive experience.
  • We also celebrated Comic Relief, wearing red to show our support and taking part in red-themed sensory activities.
  • Saturday 26th March was Purple Day for Epilepsy awareness and our young people wore purple to show their support.
  • St Martin’s had lots of fun creating beautiful boxes full of treats for Mother’s Day.
  • Finally, we started the Easter celebrations early with a sensory Easter egg hunt which was themed around the story ‘We’re Going on A Bear Hunt’. We also used our sensory room to create a light up sensory egg experience.

What a jam packed term! Everyone definitely deserves a break after the amazing effort put into all these activities. Have a great Easter break and we’ll see you next term.

birdwatchingChinese New YearPancake flinging with catapultHand paintingEaster sensory experience
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