Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jubilee Celebrations

Our pupils have been very busy this morning preparing for our Jubilee celebrations this afternoon. From making and decorating cakes and biscuits, to preparing goodie bags, to writing letters to the Queen, to holding a tea party, to rehearsing their performances - we're in for a celebratory treat this afternoon! 

'When I Grow Up' Week: Day 4

This week, our pupils have met 30 inspiring and motivational individuals as part of our 'When I Grow Up' week. They have had the opportunity to practically explore each of the job roles, ask questions to their heart's content and fully embrace what their future career options may be. 

We are so grateful to our volunteers and for all of the donations that we have received from the local community. 

For our final day, our children have been able to meet a law student, a digital skills / IT training manager, a police officer and the fire brigade. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

NDCS Roadshow

Today, Hacton had a visit from the NDCS Roadshow. Through having the experience of visiting the bus, our deaf children have been able to explore different strategies to support their independence and their peers have been able to further develop their deaf awareness skills. 

After school, both staff and pupils were able to access the resources on the bus which will further support and promote deaf awareness within our school community. 

'When I Grow Up' Week: Day 3

We've had a fantastic day with another round of exciting and inspiring visitors. 

Today, our children had the opportunity to meet an author, a media person from Twitter, a lawyer, a police officer, a cab driver, a photographer and a digital marketer. We also had the exciting experience of the NDCS Roadshow visiting Hacton.

Our pupils are thoroughly enjoying this week - a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our visitors for making this week possible. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

'When I Grow Up' Week: Day 2

What another fantastic day our pupils have had! 

Day 2 of our 'When I Grow Up' week has allowed our children to meet an Intensive care nurse, an Intensive care doctor, a quantity surveyor, a biomedical scientist, a cab driver, a vet / reptile breeder, a signal engineer for London Underground, an actor and a media person for Twitter. Also, our younger pupils have had the excitement of having a slot with Little City where they have been able to explore and role play multiple different job roles in the school hall. 

We are so grateful to everyone who has been able to help us this week - a HUGE THANK YOU to you all! Day 3 tomorrow...we can't wait to see who will be joining us! 

Monday, 23 May 2022

'When I Grow Up' Week: Day 1

Day 1 of our 'When I Grow Up' week gave our pupils the opportunity to meet a graphic designer, a doctor, a beekeeper, a lawyer, an author, a cab driver, a firefighter, a pharmacist, an athlete and a marine unit police officer. They have also had the opportunity to experience bricklaying, plumbing and carpentry. 

We've had an amazing start to our themed week and a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has carried out a session with our pupils. 

We can't wait to see what tomorrow will hold! 

P-HIC: Audiology

The children in our P-HIC often have to attend Audiology Clinics to check their hearing levels, reprogram hearing aids and to get new mould impressions made. 

This half term we were delighted to have a visit from Sannah Khan, a Senior Paediatric Audiologist from NELFT, NHS Foundation Trust. She was able to check all the children’s hearing aids and take mould impressions for those who needed them. The children had fun watching their friends have mould impressions (something they would not normally experience) and choosing their new mould colours without their parents! Even some of the staff were able to have impressions made which gave them an insight into what the children have to go through each time they have them done.