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Weekly blog 19.11.21

On Monday the Learning Centre convened its second Parents group of the year. Once again Students from Miss Kindon’s Nurture group provided refreshments. Thanks to all the students for your continued support.

The group had previously invited Michelle Lane to give a talk to share information about the transition from children to adult services from a social care perspective. Twelve parents attended the meeting and once again Michelle was able to convey a lot of useful information to the assembled group. There was also the opportunity to answer questions and there were a number of areas of discussion.

The Parents group will be meeting next, on Monday 13th December 2-3pm at the Learning Centre. This will be an opportunity for the parents and carers to get together in an informal, supportive environment to share experiences, stories, and advice.

The group also chose to invite Trusha Velti from Point solicitors based in Chadderton, as the next professional to talk to the group. Trusha has spoken to Learning Centre Parent groups for a number of years now and specialises in providing legal advice regarding disabled people. She will offer advice around wills, trust funds, lasting power of attorney and any other legal matters. The date of her talk will be Monday 31st January 2-3pm at the Learning Centre.

Today at the LC we went all out to support Children in Need. Here are just a few reports on activities…

Ebase 1

To raise money for Children in Need, Ebase 1 have been involved in walking miles for the 100 mile challenge. On Wednesday, Nahid, Sarah, Usayd, Mr Taylor and Miss Johnson managed to walk 11.8 miles between them. A massive well done to them all!

On Children in Need Day, Ebase1 were involved in lots of different activities. They made Pudsey ears, played Pudsey Bingo and made a little box to collect their sponsorship money in.

The students also completed some Pudsey Bear Maths and English worksheets which they really enjoyed.

Well done Ebase1, you have really been part of the Learning Centre team, raising money for Children in Need.


Ebase 2

This week in Ebase 2 the students have enjoyed making Pudsey bear cupcakes. They all participated well in the activity, practising their turn taking and waiting skills. Some of the students worked independently whilst others accepted support from staff, especially when pouring the flour into the bowl.

As part of their ICT lesson the students accessed the purple mash app to colour in the Pudsey bears again with and without support from staff.

We have also created some headbands and masks using wax crayons. The students all participated really well and enjoyed wearing these on Friday.

The staff got into the spirit too.

Well done everybody you have all been amazing this week.

From all the staff in Ebase 2.


An Update in pictures from Carla McDonald…

IB 4…

Miss Bradley’s Class

“This week in COMSKBY, we have been focusing on Mental Health Week within our class. We discussed what it means to be “bullied” and what we would do if we felt we were being bullied. We also discussed the difference between bullying and being kind using different adjectives and put our ideas down on a spider diagram. We also took part in baking cakes and biscuits for Children in Need Day 2021 in our cooking lesson and raised money by carrying out a 7 mile walk for the sponsored walk which happened on Friday. The students really enjoyed measuring and adding the ingredients together to bake some tasty treats!”


IBSNT have been doing some children in need sports and some relaxation colouring Pudsey the bear…

The Community Spirit and Nurture Group

The Community Spirit and Nurture Group at the Learning centre have worked well together this week decorating the building for our Children in Need celebrations. They organised all the donated gifts for the raffle sent in from staff which will was drawn by Dawn Allison. All the groups have been involved throughout the week baking cakes and biscuits ready to sell. Ongoing throughout the day are savoury and sweet bake sales, sponsored fancy dress and the hundred mile challenge. 

A thanks to Miss Hamner and the many students who have also been busy making cakes and biscuits. An amazing job, well done guys!

I’m pleased to announce that the total amount raised so far is £292.50

The Learning Centre have raised a grand total of £259.00

A big well done to Miss Kindon’s Nurture group who raised £82, Special mentions also to our super fundraisers who were sponsored for the 100 mile challenge, Sam who raised £28 and top praise to Daniel P for raising a staggering £60 on his own.

It goes to show how much our staff and students truly show care and compassion for others, looking forward to our Christmas fundraising!

Take care & have a great weekend



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