News Headlines January - December 2011
Christmas has come early for a group of severely autistic young people at Prior's Court. They received the generous gift of a tractor from Portsmouth based PMC Construction, the company who have developed Priorís Court new Young Adult Provision. The tractor will be an essential part of the vocational programme which helps to build some independence for the young adults whose lives are severely affected by their autism.
Priorís Court were delighted to welcome students from Brimpton Church of England Primary School for a visit on Thursday. The class 1 students, accompanied by their Teachers and Learning Support Assistants explored the woodland sculpture trail and experienced what a typical lesson in the Countryside Learning Centre is like for Priorís Court students, all of whom have autism.
Thanks to overwhelming support, Priorís Court School has won £60,000 from the People's Millions as part of Big Lottery Fund for a project to rebuild the stableyard, develop the fields and create a nature trail.
The win was decided by public vote and announced on the ITV Meridian West News. Thank you to everyone for voting and getting the support of family, friends, neighbours and more to phone and vote for us.
Prior's Court School staff and students celebrated the Royal Wedding on 29th April with a festive street fair. Following a week of royal-themed activities and trips in which students created table decorations, bunting and hats and visited places with royal flavour such as Blenheim Palace, a street fair was held with festive food and music from a Dixie jazz band.
Across the world on 2nd April, events were held to mark the fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day. At Priorís Court, students, staff and families celebrated with a week of creative and fundraising activities.
Sarah Blount, sister of a Prior's Court School pupil, willl be taking part in a tandem skydive on Saturday 2 April on behalf of the National Autistic Society to mark World Autism Awareness Day.
Prior's Court are delighted to welcome Stephen Bajdala Brown as new CEO and Principal.