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High Peak special school to provide interactive home learning resources for their pupils

The Peak School want to raise £5,000 to bolster their educational resources for pupils there.

A special school in the High Peak are helping their pupils who're self-shielding stay on top of their education this summer by providing interactive home learning boxes. 

They're being produced at Peak School in Chinley, who look after children and young adults with a variety of different needs.

Headteacher there John McPherson told us the boxes will include a range of therapeutic tools, designed to enhance speech and language skills;

"Parents don't often have access to the resources that we'd have in school in order to carry out these programmes, and we wouldn't have enough resources in school to lend to each family, so what we're trying to achieve is a lending library.

"Potentially, we've got quite a few months where we won't be seeing our pupils face-to-face, so we want to make sure that when we see them again that we can at least pick up where we left off with them."

Nicki Morley's daughter Isabella goes there, and she's backing the initiative;

"They (The pupils) can still continue with their education, and it's a little bit of help for the parents who've been shielding for more than twelve weeks now.

"It's vital the students can access learning resources throughout the summer."

The school have set up a fundraiser to help them create the resources, but they're still £3,760 shy of their target.


 

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