Jigsaw prepares for royal visitor

Jigsaw prepares for royal visitor

July 02nd 2015

Jigsaw is greatly looking forward to welcoming HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO on Tuesday 7th July.  She will meet pupils, clients of Jigsaw+ Adult Services and staff at the school, at Jigsaw+ and at the Cafe on the Park, which gives work experience to adults with autism.  Sophie, Countess of Wessex is married to Prince Edward, youngest son of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Ripley Court adds a splash of colour to Jigsaw

Ripley Court adds a splash of colour to Jigsaw

July 02nd 2015

Our great friends at Ripley Court School have put in another terrific day of volunteering for Jigsaw, including refreshing a mural at the Life Skills Centre in Guildford and painting wooden jigsaw pieces with bright and colourful designs. This is the third year that Ripley Court Year 8 pupils have volunteered to give practical help to Jigsaw, in addition to the school’s considerable fundraising activities, and we are most grateful for their tremendous continuing support.

Jigsaw pupils inspired by Careers Fair speakers

Jigsaw pupils inspired by Careers Fair speakers

June 18th 2015

Jigsaw pupils gained a valuable insight into life beyond school when five guests from very different jobs shared their experiences and answered many questions at the recent Careers Fair. Our very great thanks go to John, a train driver from SW Trains; Ian, an electrician; Tim, a pilot; Chris, a postman; and Kay, Education Officer at Haslemere Educational Museum, for giving their time to join us. Pupils really engaged with our guests to gain new knowledge about options and opportunities.

Jigsaw charity day for Riding for the Disabled

Jigsaw charity day for Riding for the Disabled

June 18th 2015

Jigsaw pupils and staff have enjoyed a day of horse-themed activities and competitions to raise money for Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our chosen charity for the summer term. Cranleigh RDA is planning a major rebuilding of its premises and upgrading of facilities. Many Jigsaw pupils have a term of weekly sessions at the RDA in Cranleigh, where they gain self-confidence, balance and social skills, and only last month the Cranleigh RDA supported a group of Jigsaw pupils at a regional gymkhana.