In January, Wayne Harris, Chef at Appleford School, competed in the British Open Cookery Championships held at the NEC in Birmingham.
Wayne competed in three classes on one day and was awarded a Silver in the ‘Restaurant Plated Main Courses,’ a category where there were over twenty entries. He also won two Bronze awards for ‘Restaurant Plated Deserts’ (his was the only medal awarded) and was deemed the best in the class. In his final class, the ‘Master Chef’s Grand Prix’, he took part in a live
Appleford, the Wiltshire school for children with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties, has launched four more Bursaries to fund specialist teaching.
The Shrewton-based co-educational school for children aged 7-16, will award four bursaries for up to 25% of the annual fees.
Individual Bursaries are worth up to £1,273.75 for a Day Pupil, and £1,880.25 for a Boarder per term.
On 8th October, as part of their Book Week celebrations, the pupils and staff dressed up as characters from their favourite books. Book Week is a highlight of the year, with a book fair visiting and various book-based activities taking place throughout the week. Appleford takes every opportunity to help their pupils develop a love for books and reading.
Appleford School in Shrewton, a day and boarding school for children with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties have just celebrated their ‘Citizenship Day.’
Organised by teacher Mr Bawden, this special day has been an annual event since 2003 and the children get a chance to meet people who dedicate their life to the caring of others and learn exciting new skills. He explained:
Appleford, a specialist school for children with dyslexia or dyspraxia, has high aims for its pupils.
The first thing you notice about Appleford School, in Shrewton is the amount of smiling faces from both pupils and staff. The atmosphere is incredibly friendly, a feeling which is compounded by its new Headmistress Lesley Nell. "We are a close knit school community,” she says, “offering specialist education to dyslexic students. Our whole school approach to dyslexia is to restore confidence, unlocking and developing the individual skills and talents of the children.”
Appleford School has come up with a special way to celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Week, which runs this week from 1st – 7th November.
To raise awareness, the pupils have taken part in a unique project. Each pupil has written on a piece of card expressing what being dyslexic means to them and these have been tied with a
This year has been particularly special with the day coinciding with Dyspraxia Awareness Week. To mark this event each of the pupils released a red balloon, with a label asking to be returned to the school. This caused excitement with the pupils as they had heard that in the past these have been found as far away as the coast of France.
Parents of children with Dyspraxia can obtain a free Fact Sheet on the condition during Dyspraxia Awareness Week (10th – 17th October 2009).
Up to one in 10 children could have Dyspraxia, says one of the UK’s foremost authorities. The condition is also known as "developmental co-ordination disorder" or "clumsy child syndrome".