A day of educational fun saw Jigsaw raise nearly £300 for Children In Need 2017. Pupils learnt about issues faced by many disadvantaged children across the UK, and challenged themselves with activities ranging from an obstacle course to selling cakes.
The Cranleigh Christmas tree – chosen by Jigsaw pupils – was lit up at the village’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event, with Jigsaw taking part in the fun as our volunteers circulated with collecting buckets.
We are already starting to think about Christmas and have gathered together a wide selection of imaginative, fun and challenging games, toys and books suitable for Jigsaw School pupils and the adults we support at JigsawPlus.
Our good friends at Allianz Insurance were back at Jigsaw with their paint brushes over half-term – and as well as giving up a day to decorate the school corridors they helped boost the confidence of one of our Jigsaw Plus adults.
Jigsaw is adding to its support and resources for families of children at the school by introducing a series of workshops for parents of newer pupils. The new Parent Education Programme recently held the first workshop, which focused on the importance of collaborative and close working between school and home.
Pupils have been thinking about how our individual human traits make us “all different, all equal” – the theme of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week – through a range of positive educational activities focusing on friendship. We looked especially at how those traits should be recognised as a valuable part of who we are as individuals.
The 10k Jigsaw Run 2017 is now just days away! This fast, flat run round the airfield at Dunsfold Business Park is on Sunday November 26th at 10.30am. This is the sixth year of the event, which has grown every year to almost 400 entrants in 2016.
Pupils put on scary outfits for a Hallowe’en visit to M&S Simply Food at the BP petrol station in nearby Alfold after the store’s customers and staff voted to adopt Jigsaw to benefit from fundraising activities.
Jigsaw pupils have chosen Cranleigh’s official Christmas tree after an exciting morning at the Hans Christmas Andersen Christmas Tree Farm, where they also met the resident reindeer. Jigsaw has worked with Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce for several years and we’re delighted to be invited once again to be part of the village’s festive fun.
Key Stage 4 students aged 14 to 16 are being challenged this term to make choices across many different aspects of life as part of their ASDAN programme. The ASDAN Transition Challenge was devised by the ASDAN education charity as a programme to develop and accredit independent living and personal skills.