As part of the World Autism Awareness Week, held between the 27th March to 2nd April, Heathermount School arranged several activities to take place in the school and within the local community. These activities included; students working in Personal, Social, Health and Economic lessons on ‘What is Autism for Me?’, Easter egg painting competition and displays in the local Barclays Bank and in Maloney’s Budgens store of Ascot.
Three former students, James, Joseph and Daniel, visited the school and held an assembly on their lives outside Heathermount to the older students recounting how they were supported by the school after they left.
“The objective of the community displays is to help develop a public knowledge and understanding of autism within the community, as well as sharing information on how Heathermount School can benefit their pupils. The school also felt it was very important for past students to make a return visit in order to share their positive experiences after they completed their time there.” Ben Robinson, Deputy Headmaster.