People with disabilities face particular challenges developing confidence, self-belief, self-worth, communication and independence. Many do not reach their potential in life. Most are very able but are restricted by low aspiration and lack of opportunity, which often impacts on wellbeing, the ability to live a full life and make a valuable contribution to society.
Due to changes in the way government and the local council fund pupils at our school and the rising costs we face, we need to seek funding for extracurricular projects and activities that are not state funded.
The following activities help to extend and enrich the experience of the students and to assist in developing their full potential, encouraging independence and supporting children's learning and quality of life.
Want to support your local special needs school? We would love to discuss the possibilities. Below are some of the activities that need your support.
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Rivertime Boat Trip Rivertime is a purpose-designed 42 foot boat that enables disabled and disadvantaged children to have a day out on the river. Rivertime is equipped with a ramp and a lift for wheelchairs allowing us to allocate this trip to children that would find it very difficult to access a boat and enjoy the ri...Read Full Story
Secondary Theatre Production Due to access and mobility problems most of our students do not get the opportunity to attend a live show so it brings great pleasure when we can bring a theatre performance into the school. We will book a production with strong themes of anti-bullying and friendship which will heavily support the t...Read Full Story
Water Sports Fun DayDuring National Schools Sports Week we would like to run a water sports day at Taplow Lake enabling around 80 students to experience some time out on the water and sometimes in, using canoes, sit on tops or paddle boards. Using our minibuses to swap groups over we are able to give them all a 45 min...Read Full Story
A Visit from Singing HandsArbour Vale School would like to invite Singing Hands to run Makaton-signed sessions to encourage all the children in our Early Years and Primary department to develop their Makaton signing skills. “By joining in with a Singing Hands session, we also hope to inspire your staff members who h...Read Full Story
Secondary and P16 Sports Day With your support we would like to continue to take our Secondary and Post 16 students to Thames Valley Athletics Centre for our Annual Sports day event. By taking them to a professional track we are able to give the students the opportunity to experience using a full range of equipment, some of whi...Read Full Story
Horse Riding with the RDAEach week we take up to 12 students to the South Buckinghamshire Riding for the Disabled Association facilities. This gives our students a great opportunity to meet and work with live animals. Riding is widely recognised as an excellent form of therapy – building self-confidence, improving con...Read Full Story
Basil and Crew Mobile FarmBringing the farm experience to our school is a great way to learn and have fun. Basil and Crew provide an essential connection with the natural world around in a stimulating, safe and supervised environment. The mobile farm enriches the curriculum and can improve educational attainment. They offer...Read Full Story
ISF World School Sports Education GamesArbour Vale school has been invited to represent England at the World School Sports Education Games in Greece from the 17th – 24th of April.Read Full Story