OH Report for March PTN
The 4 P7 group are continuing a positive transition time. Their theme is Journeys. They are having the opportunity to make a personalised album of people they meet, such as the management team, kitchen staff, the janitorial team and other members of staff. They also visit and familiarise themselves with various areas of the school. The PTN look forward to welcoming the new YP and their family and friends at upcoming events.
The mainstream S5's have begun a very popular and successful Football Fun Friday during lunchtime. I'd like to express my thanks and appreciation to those pupils who are giving their valuable time. Once again, sounds like a win win opportunity for enhancing fantastic relationships, keeping fit and having fun together. Along with Play Unified, we hope to continue extending fun integration opportunities across other curricular areas, which meet the interests of all YP such as Art, Music Computing.....!
On 27th February, there was an exclusive and exciting Film premier at the Engine Shed, where Stirling Cluster 7s shared their animation on Bullying which some people with ASN suffer, to dignitaries and representatives from the Council. This went so well, following the Screening, an Oscar ceremony was held with everyone receiving a mini Oscar in categories, such as voiceover, animation, production and presenting - what a great success on such an emotive subject! Their Film will also be presented at Scottish national level soon in Edinburgh. What valuable work being carried out by this team.
OH have a special new visitor - Daisy, the Therapet whippet. At the moment, she is coming in to visit the classes as and when she can....in high demand!! This is going very well with the children loving Daisy's visits. Apparently, Daisy is enjoying her visits so much so, that she is bringing her Therapet friends to OH activity day next term, and hopefully on a regular basis again.
Going on from this, 2 S5s have begun work experience at Glendrick Roost, near Aberfoyle, an animal sanctuary for farm animals and other abandoned smaller animals. When the YP arrive on a Friday, they are given a wide variety of tasks to do, developing their animal husbandry skills and personal interest, while offering therapy while working with the animals. Well done to those YP......I've watched The Yorkshire Vet!
Last Wednesday 14th, a group of Stirling University secondary teaching students, are observing and shadowing staff around the faculties including OH. Mrs Donaldson tells the students to bear in mind and think about how using their skills within ASN, whether their career path takes them towards working with YP in ASN facilities, can show them very clearly, how to embrace various ways of learning and teaching across such a wide spectrum of individual needs. When in a classroom with any group of YP, a diverse range of leaning abilities, skills and techniques have to be used......how many times can you reinvent the wheel?
17th April, Zoe Thompson from Active Stirling is coming in to do some dance sessions.
4th May, the Dental Health team will come in for their termly visit.
10th May, Joanne Barrie is the speaker at the Coffee Morning. Joanne works with the Sexual Health and Relationships team.