We are proud to have participated in Neurodiversity Celebration Week, helping the boys to understand, value and celebrate the talents of neurodiverse minds. The week started with a coffee morning for parents to find out more about the support available here and to provide an opportunity to talk with members of our Learning Development Team.
Our Pre-Prep pupils listened to the story 'All Different' from the Mr Men & Little Miss Discover You series, which looks at diversity, resilience and self-esteem. Pupils from Years 3-8 have explored learning differences, including thoughtful discussions about what challenges and strengths we all have. They have explored what the word 'neurodiversity' means and it was wonderful hearing some of the pupils share their own stories about what it is like to have ADHD, dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia or a physical or sensory need.
We ended our sessions by watching a video clip of Lucy, a 13 year old blind girl with autism, who entered the Channel 4 competition 'The Piano' and went on to win it with her jaw-dropping performance. The boys were amazed at her talent and it made them realise that with perseverance, resilience and the right support, you really can go on to make your dreams come true!
We are pleased to be hosting a talk for parents, by Jannine Perryman, on Wednesday 17th May which is about how to support your child with ADHD and/or autism.
Read more about it including booking details, here.