Three Peaks Challenge
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In order to raise funds for Roundabout, a team of 8 are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge on July 9th.
Starting at 4pm our Superhero Team:Tim Haythorne, Richard Handley, Will Richardson, Ollie Swinburn, Adam Montgomery, James Barker, Mark Haythorne, and Bernie Handley will climb Ben Nevis (1344m), once scaled they will then travel down to climb Scafell Pike (978m) in the Lake District (in the dark!), before finishing their challenge Snowdon (1085m) all in 24 hours. A phenomenal achievement!
If they meet their fundraising target of £3000 we will be able to run at least 21sessions of dramatherapy at Manor School. Manor School is a primary special academy for pupils based in Kensal Rise and is part of the Brent Specialist Academy Trust. They provide a specialist teaching environment for pupils with a range of special educational needs including: global developmental delay, Autism and moderate to severe/complex learning difficulties. They work hard to ensure that all of their pupils achieve their potential both personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs.
Roundabout has been running dramatherapy sessions at the school for two years but there are currently no funds available to continue with these sessions. With your support we will be able to continue to help children at Manor School . Here is why Louise Kimber, Deputy Head, Manor School wants dramatherapy to continue.
“We have been so lucky to discover Roundabout, and to be able to expose our pupils to the benefits of dramatherapy. Our pupils have amazing potential despite their severe learning difficulties and we’re always looking for ways to enable them to better express themselves, interact with others and develop confidence. These are essential skills for overcoming the obstacles that their Autism presents for them. We have seen children make friends, learn how to negotiate difficulties with others and become so much more confident in how they present themselves in a range of situations. They’ve also had immense fun in their learning with Roundabout therapists, which has been an extremely motivating and rewarding process. The therapists from Roundabout have been absolutely dedicated to their work and to the professional dialogues with Manor School staff. We know that dramatherapy makes a difference and we hope to continue working with Roundabout to provide the very best opportunities for our pupils to become, the best that they can be both now and in the future”.
Roundabout also hopes to fund dramatherapy sessions in Foresters School, a primary school in Wallington, South London which has 4 classes where children with autism are taught.
“Roundabout works at our school supporting children with ASD and children with social and emotional problems. I have found the input of the dramatherapists invaluable and a vital part of ensuring that the children are able to access the educational opportunities we offer. Their willingness to work with children and their flexibility makes them one of the most useful therapies we have access to. All schools should have dramatherapy!” Havard Spring, Headteacher of Foresters Primary School
In addition Roundabout will be able to purchase 30 sets of Emotion Stones to use in dramatherapy session with both children and adults. These tactile stones are engraved with faces showing 12 common emotions: happy, sad, angry, frightened, worried, surprised, confused, bored, calm, proud, shy and embarrassed.
We are very grateful to Yellow Door, who manufactures these, who have generously provided us with a free set of stones and a reduction in the purchase of the remaining sets.
If the funds raised exceed the target we will be able to fund further dramatherapy sessions in schools and other centres who are struggling desperately with funding.
Thank you to following generous supporters who have donated to this fundraiser
Alex Potter, Alicia Harris, Alison Kelly, Alison Potter, Alison & Richard Berry, Amanda Street, Andrew Stevenson, Andy Menzies, Andy P, Bahman & Kathleen, Becky Sutton, BD, Beverley Chase, Boss, Charlotte Robertson, Chris, Calum Harris, Callum Whittaker, Colin & Gillian, Colin Grant, Daniel Arboleda, Danny Harris, Deborah Haythorne, Derek T, Derek & Joanna, Doris, Doug, rache, ellie & Nathan, Ellie Salter, Emily Dobbing, Emma, Emma B, Eammon & Julie, Florence Hodesdon, George Amankwaa-Pam , Gubby, Haley Millard, Heather Govier, Helen, Helen & Mark, Helen Parry, Hugh Digham, HZA Clark-Ward, John Hockley, Ian Brown, Ian Claridge, Ian Millard, Jason Oldham, John Bates, John-James Harrisson, Josh, Kate Field, Laura Linford, Laura Swinburn, Laz, Mairead Mahoney, Mark Horgan, Martin Gurr, Martin Ricardson, Matt J, Matt Millen, Max Nancarrow, Megs Jobson, Mike Handley, Mils, Morag and Gordon, Naomi, Natalie Handley, Nikhita Chulani, , Pam Handley ,Paula & Michael, Philip Brown, Phoebe Prior, R. Fisher, Sarah Cooper, Serel Kahvedjioglou, Sonia Barrachina, Sonja Bell, Sophie Swinburn, Srideep, Stanleys, Steph Florentiades, Sue Jones, Jane Gammans, Tessa Erdei, Tim & Jackie, Timothy Garvey, The Keens, Thomas Miseur, Tom Grizzelle, Tom Lindfalk, Tom Ripley, Tony, Tony Jones, Tracey, Gary and Matthew, Trevor Cornbill, Will Heyman, William Tait, Xavier Fontenille, Yam