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15th March 2023

Pupils host party for local disabled young people

Oakham’s F6 Voluntary Action (VA) pupils recently welcomed disabled young people from the local community to the school and enjoyed various Easter-themed crafts and activities.

Teacher of Lower 1 Alison Petit, who oversaw the event, said, “It all went very well. We had a mix of disabled young adults and children and their siblings and we enjoyed various crafts and games, and just hanging out together. Highlights were the catch-a-duck game, cake decorating and Mr Vandoros’s shaving foam experience!”

VA pupil Elizabeth said, “Helping host the party was an unforgettable experience. We made so many people happy, which was priceless. It was nice to see our guests smile and enjoy themselves. I’m really hoping we’ll do something similar soon!

The pupils arrange regular termly parties for the Rutland Disabled Youth Forum, where they enjoy fun activities and time together.

Voluntary Action at Oakham is an opportunity for pupils to give something back to the local community as part of the weekly Activities Programme. Some other popular placements include helping in the local primary schools or nurseries and working with the elderly in care homes or at their residences.

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