Pupils’ individual triumphs and qualifications gained in the last school year have been rewarded at a presentation event shared with parents and friends for six-formers and Key Stage 4/5 students.
Jigsaw staff celebrated a year of great achievements when they were joined at their staff meeting by the School’s Governors. The school year started with our third consecutive ‘outstanding’ report from Ofsted, and continued with many staff accomplishments and qualifications.
Jigsaw’s Food Tech Room has been updated and re-equipped with new items ranging from wooden spoons to saucepans and weighing scales thanks to parents, staff and supporters collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids tokens.
The amazing musician Derek Paravicini has paid a very welcome return visit with our great friend John Lubbock from Music for Autism, to delight pupils with his incredible piano skills. Derek is blind and has autism and learning difficulties yet he can play pieces of music after one hearing, and in different styles.
Pupils and staff had a brilliant Charity Day combining castles and cricket to raise money for the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation. We were delighted to welcome the Foundation’s Director of Cricket and Coaching, John Barclay, who led a special assembly and helped pupils learn more about the game.
Deadlines are fast approaching for some super events ranging from swimming the Serpentine to walking or running the Surrey Hills and skydiving from an aircraft for people seeking a new challenge and prepared to raise funds for Jigsaw.
A host of great prizes including a weekend at the Berlin Hilton and a Fortnum & Mason hamper are up for grabs in Jigsaw’s Summer Grand Draw – and tickets are just £1 each.
Jigsaw pupils will enjoy two pantomime experiences this year thanks to a second fundraising evening organised by a DJ and supporter in Saltdean, near Brighton. Marty Drew (aka Sista-Matic) raised well over £1,400 with an event featuring a dozen DJs playing a variety of music.
Our great friends at Ripley Court School have paid a surprise visit to present a cheque for an amazing £1,898 – the result of their recent annual charity walk. And an equal amount was raised for Cherry Trees, which provides respite care for young people with disabilities.
A free day at the spectacular Wings and Wheels air and motor show is on offer from Jigsaw in exchange for volunteering for a few hours on the Jigsaw stand at the event. This is just one of several volunteering opportunities as we extend our engagement with the local community.