Jigsaw pupils had a nice surprise on their return after Easter – they all got an Easter egg, thanks to the kindness of Eagle Radio listeners. The response by families, individuals and companies to Eagle Radio’s Easter Egg Appeal meant that Jigsaw was just one of many children’s charities to benefit from their generosity.
As part of a recent SPOT Group* newspaper project, two of our 6th Formers visited local newspaper, the Surrey Advertiser, at their offices in Guildford. The visit was designed to help generalize skills learnt in school within a real life environment;
Thanks to the amazing team at Napoleon Creative, we have a new ‘What is Autism?‘ animated video.
Jigsaw had a Roman invasion during History Week when pupils enjoyed food tasting, art and a hands-on experience with Roman clothing and genuine artefacts. Some staff dressed in togas – and a real-life Roman soldier was spotted in the corridors as teacher, Matt, came in wearing his authentic outfit.
Our brilliant teacher Yolanda De La Fuente has won the Roger Coupe Star Teacher Award after being nominated by colleagues for her unfailing dedication, helpfulness, flexibility and encouragement. In a public poll she beat teachers from schools across the area, from Dunsfold to Cranleigh, Rudgwick and Ewhurst.
A fun Red Nose Day including a talent show, a cake sale and a sponsored treadmill challenge enabled Jigsaw pupils and staff to raise over £270 for Comic Relief. Pupils had a non-uniform day for £1, with most wearing red and some even coming in fancy dress.
Jigsaw has benefited from a year of tireless fundraising by the Ladies Captain of Foxbridge Golf Club with a cheque for an amazing £2,766.50. Pat Hill presented the cheque at a special lunch, after not only running events throughout her year but also spreading the word about Jigsaw in the local community.
Our wonderful supporters at Hilton Cobham have won the runner-up prize for Project Partnership in the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People awards. We send our great friends our heartiest congratulations – and deep-felt thanks for everything they do for us through their time, donations and help in raising awareness of autism across the community.
Jigsaw is marking World Autism Awareness Day with a special information event for anyone interested in finding out more about autism and seeing specialist teaching in action. The free event is at the school on Monday April 3rd from 9.45am to 11.30am. Places should be booked through [email protected] or 01483 273874.
Jigsaw entered fully into the spirit of World Book Day with a wide range of fun and educational activities designed to both challenge and entertain pupils and encourage their engagement with books.