Christmas Festivities Have Come to Chailey Heritage Foundation
This year there were three events to celebrate:
Seymour department performed their take on the classic ‘A Christmas Carol’.
Telling the story of Scrooge class at Chailey – who hate Christmas, the audience were taken on a journey through Chailey past, present and future.
The children demonstrated many of the skills they have been working on at school, including mobility, switch work and there was even a bit of Boccia.
St Martin’s Christmas Play
On Tuesday 11th December St Martin’s Department held their Christmas play in front of a packed hall. The children demonstrated many of their My Next Steps including switch skills, mobility and more.
Hanbury Present ‘The Great Blueness’ Panto 2018
After weeks of anticipation the much-loved Hanbury Pantomime took place on Friday 14th December. As always, it didn’t disappoint, with some spectacular staff performances being overshadowed only by the superb efforts of the Hanbury students.
Each student had planned their own individual piece for the show, which they had rehearsed with their TA, and each of them were working towards their individual Next Steps within this activity. The audience was treated to fabulous work from the students including switch work, solo performances of dances and songs, acting as famous stars of the stage and screen, or just revelling in the attention as they took centre stage – what a boost for their confidence!
Some familiar characters were included in the show, such as Jenksy (the pantomime cow) and Angry Al the Wrestler; the link between their roles and the narrative was tenuous, yes, but the panto wouldn’t be the same without them!
This years’ theme was ‘The Great Blueness’, based on a children’s story of the same name, where a wizard tries a range of different primary colours out on a small town, covering everything in it, to see which colour the inhabitants like best. In the finale, it became clear that the inhabitants actually like a multi coloured world best of all. What better way to reinforce and celebrate diversity?