September 2015 archive

Walk and Wheel 2015: sunshine, rhinos, and new maths equipment

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

Last Sunday, 27th September, Costwold Wildlife Park kindly opened up it's doors to Springfield School and allowed us to use the beautiful park as the venue for our Sponsored Wheel and Walk 2015. It was a lovely morning with walkers, wheelers and their families bathed in Autumn sunshine. There was a brilliant turnout with 25 current pupils and their families plus a couple of former pupils completing at least one loop of the 1 mile circuit. All had been sponsored to take part in order to raise much needed funds to buy new maths equipment for the school. 


Group photo 1

After the walk everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch together and had time to wander around the rest of the park and look at the animals. As well as raising money the event was an opportunity for school families to socialise and meet. We are very grateful to the Cotswold Wildlife Park for giving us such a fantastic offer on entry. An all round brilliant day!


Group photo 2

Unique theatre company, Oily Cart, creates multi-sensory wonderland at Springfield School

Thu, 24 Sep 2015


Since 1981 Oily Cart has been taking its unique blend of theatre to children and young people in schools and venues across the UK. Challenging accepted definitions of theatre and audience, they create innovative, multi-sensory and highly interactive productions for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Thanks to the generous support of Aurora Fashions we were able to book a 3 day/6 show slot for Springfield School of their latest production, Light Show. The Light Show invites you into a magical paper palace, where the sensory delights of nature unfold to provide the audience with a fully immersive experience. Creating distinct silhouettes, in an exquisite play of light and shadow, a serene papery white landscape transitions from a beautiful warm day at the beach to a dreamy moonlit wonderland.  The show takes participants on a multi-sensory journey of textures, smells and tactile experiences, all accompanied by enchanting live music from a virtuoso double bass player.


It was a truly magical place that captivated the pupils...


With small groups the performers were able to interact with each pupil individually.

individual interaction

And pupils got to enjoy a wide range of sensory experiences.

Sensory cloud  Sensory experiences

We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to Aurora Fashions for making this possible!

Springfield School