July 23rd 2015
Jigsaw pupils were delighted to welcome representatives of Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and present a cheque for £141, raised by the recent day of horse-themed activities and competitions. Many Jigsaw pupils have a term of weekly sessions at the RDA, where they gain self-confidence, social skills and physical benefits. RDA chairman Liz Harrison said, “It is so rewarding to see how children benefit from their time spent with our horses.”
July 23rd 2015
Rudgwick Music Festival has named Jigsaw as its chosen charity for its 20th anniversary year. The festival features 11 hours of non-stop music by electric and acoustic bands and individual artistes – all for just £10 per adult and £5 for children. The event is on 22nd August at Springbok Estate in Alfold. Full details are at http://www.rmfblues.org.uk.
July 16th 2015
Jigsaw had a very special visitor on 7 July when HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO spent the afternoon touring the school, Jigsaw+ Adult Services and the Cafe on the Park, where she met Jigsaw+ clients at work and enjoyed a buffet lunch with school pupils. HRH was presented with two pieces of artwork made by Jigsaw pupils and clients – and the momentous and exciting day was rounded off by one of the pupils saying, “She looked like a princess.”
July 15th 2015
Jigsaw pupils’ gardening skills have again won certificates in the annual Guildford in Bloom and South and South East in Bloom competitions. Jigsaw took a bronze in the Blooming Schools competition and a silver gilt certificate in the Best School Novel Containers category. Pupils were advised by Rob Steer, horticulture consultant to the Jigsaw+ Adult Services GARDENworks project, and designed, planted and cared for the displays, which are still on show at the school entrance.