From Monday 26th March to Sunday 1st April, it was World Autism Awareness Week. This is a week run by The National Autistic society to build understanding of what autism is and how it can affect people’s lives.
As a school, we took part in lessons, assemblies, dodgeball tournaments, cake sales and finished the week with a wild hair day in order to raise money for The National Autistic Society.
Our KS1 children were invited into the Atlantis room to explore the different earning styles that we provide for the children who work in there.
The children from Year 3-6 were invited along to play dodgeball for a day tournament where they raised money for the charity.
We also had a lesson opportunity where children brought in something special to them and they discussed what it means to be an individual.
We wanted to do something different for the pupils so on Thursday 29th March, we ran a small campaign called ‘Go WILD for Autism’ and this was an opportunity for the children to express themselves in whichever way they wanted. We targeted HAIR in this instance because it was something we have not done before here at Beam. IT WAS WILD! We had bottles in hair, birds nests and parents wigs were a keen favourite. It was so lovely to see so many children take part and we want to say a massive thank you to all the parents who spent time helping their children with their wild ideas.
During our final easter assembly, children were awarded with Easter eggs for the top 3 wildest hair designs. Well done to Summah in 5M for coming 1st with her very inventive hair pouring bottle.
Miss Scarsbrook, who organised the week with Miss Bishop, Miss Burgess and Mr Hoyte said ‘I cannot believe the support the children have given to the charity and it is amazing how much they care. They want to help so much and they are finding ways to do so because they want to support our children in the Atlantis Room. It’s amazing the heart they have shown this week and the interest to find out what else they can do.’
We raised a grand total of £462.34 and we would like to say thank you to all of the pupils, teachers and parents for the kind generosity this week.