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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 92 - 26th September 2008

News from Sheringham Woodfields School

In September, Sheringham Woodfields School, will have grown to meet the educational individual needs of 90 students, aged 2-19, with complex learning difficulties.  On July 4th 2008, we celebrated our 5th Birthday with lots of events taking place throughout the day. Staff and students, past and present, families and community visitors saw performances of "Jackass Blues" by our talented 6th form, "Grease" by the Dance and Drama Club, "Holidays" by Foundation and Key Stage 1 and lots more.

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"Jackass Blues" "Grease"   "Holidays"

From 7th-11th July, 10 fearless members of Key Stages 4 & 5, along with 4 support staff, spent a week at an Outdoor Activity Centre in Wensleydale, Yorkshire. Activities included; archery, zip-wiring, abseiling, gorge walking, climbing and canoeing. Everyone found something to challenge them and had a truly wonderful time. Many thanks go to Coredale & Abbs of Bodham and Mundesley, who sponsored the transport costs of this trip. Without their help, the school would have had the additional substantial fuel costs.

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Kevin Abbs (centre) of Coredale Abbs Canoeing

We are currently in the process of trying to raise 15,500 towards our own minibus. As our curriculum takes us more into the community, a minibus will allow us more flexibility in our extended outside learning and residential trips. To date we've raised over 5,000.

Frank Butt, one of our 6th Form students, has raised over 1000 by doing a sponsored gym challenge of 125 steps on the treadmill. This was a particularly challenging exercise for Frank, with the money raised going towards our "Minibus Appeal".
At 2pm on Sunday 21st September, Corpusty Football Club has challenged Woodfields to a "Charity Football Match". The event will take place on the Jubilee Field, Edgefield near Holt, with the Corpusty Team promising to wear fancy dress! There will be a raffle, tombola, bran tub, beat the goalkeeper, crossbar challenge, bar and refreshments. Why not come along and join us for an afternoon of fun. There will also be a special appearance by Nigel Worthington, manager of Northern Ireland and ex-manager of Norwich City Football Clubs.

Thank you for all your continued support in making Sheringham Woodfields School a happy place to learn.

Denise Bumfrey, Sheringham Woodfields School Fundraiser

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