Thank you all for your support on Silly Socks Day. We raised a fantastic £141.95 for Autism Anglia. The day was a huge success and was brilliantly organised by our amazing SENDCO Mrs Rutter and Rebecca in Year 6 who herself has ASD.
Whilst the activities were designed to support autism awareness day, our events were also planned to raise awareness across the spectrum of special needs and to celebrate individuality.
Our day started with a very moving assembly during which Eric and Rebecca spoke of their own challenges and difficulties. The assembly, that was also attended by many parents, had a very strong message that children should not only value themselves as unique and worthwhile but that others should do so as well. Parents and children alike were very moved with the children’s frankness, honesty and positive attitude.
All the children enjoyed wearing their silly socks during the day and we saw some amazing creations! A fashion show was held in the afternoon with prizes awarded for the most imaginative. At break time, ‘silly socks’ biscuits were sold that had been decorated by Class 4.
Throughout the morning all the children and adults painted rocks. For this we were delighted to welcome our friends from Oakfield who joined the children in their painting. The array of designs looks amazing and they all now become part of an outdoor sculpture representing both our individuality and how we fit and work together as a community.
It was a truly special day for our school. We were extremely proud of all the children who welcomed and supported the people from Oakfield. The day delivered a very clear message that a person’s appearance, personality, quirks, beliefs and interests bring something unique and special to the world and that difference is to be celebrated not feared.