Last week our Prep School celebrated neurodiversity, with each day having a different focus. For example, Monday’s focus was on Special Educational Learning Difficulties, with Mr Porter holding an assembly about Dyspraxia and Sophia’s mum coming in to talk about her journey with Dyslexia.
Tuesday was a focus on Hearing Loss with KS1 taking part in a Sign Language workshop. Wednesday and Thursday focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Tourettes and Emotional Regulation respectively. Assemblies took place in the afternoon – held by both pupils and parents – to further inform pupils of what these disorders and processes are and how to better understand them.
Finally, for the big finale on Friday, the whole of Prep School took part in a ‘No Pen Day’ where all lessons had to be activity based rather than using pens or pencils. This was to encourage a different way of learning and to highlight that not everyone learns in the same way. In the afternoon the assembly focused on Diabetes with Mrs Doyle bringing in her HypoHound Pumba, who is trained to detect when her and her daughters blood sugar levels are too high or too low.
This proved to be an exciting end to the week with our Prep School pupils having learned a lot of new things, helping them to understand each other better in the process.