May 26th 2016
Some Jigsaw pupils have had an exciting, unusual – and challenging – outing: a visit to the Boeing 747 jumbo jet parked on Dunsfold Business Park. The short trip from school along the perimeter road took the small group to an extraordinary educational and familiarisation experience. One parent said, “The concept of a school taking the trouble to acclimatise a child to a plane is just off the scale. Thanks so much.” The 747 is fully fitted out inside, so the pupils got a good introduction to the challenging experience of being an airline passenger.
May 26th 2016
Jigsaw pupils learnt about Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Roald Dahl and Beatrix Potter in the run-up to half term as History Week focused on Literary Greats. Activities ranged from learning key facts to listening to and commenting on songs from Jane Eyre: The Musical, special food tech sessions (involving Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!), and making a big piece of artwork of Peter Rabbit, which most pupils contributed to with painting, collage or cutting out.
May 25th 2016
Our great friends at Ripley Court School have been back to Jigsaw to present a cheque for an amazing £2,360 from their Ripley’s Got Talent competition – and to try out different methods of communication used by Jigsaw pupils and their teachers. The enthusiastic year 6 pupils were shown round by three Jigsaw sixth-formers. We are so grateful for Ripley Court’s continuing fantastic support and involvement and interest in what we do.
May 19th 2016
Jigsaw URGENTLY needs your vote to become the charity of the year for TSB Bank’s local branch. The closing date for votes is THIS SUNDAY, May 22nd, at a minute to midnight. Last year nearly 500 good causes shared more than £500,000, raised by local branches throughout the year. The simple voting form is at http://www.tsb.co.uk/charity-nomination-form. Please put GU6 8TB in the postcode box and Jigsaw Trust in the organisation name box.