June 16th 2016
Jigsaw is in the running to become the Cranleigh Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year – and needs your vote! Jigsaw is one of three charities shortlisted to benefit from a year of in-store fundraising, awareness-raising and volunteering. Sixth-formers have visited the store to thank the branch for the scheme. Voting closes on Sunday, June 26th. You can vote in the Cranleigh store or online at http://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk.
June 15th 2016
The excellent Music for Autism charity has made a very welcome return visit to Jigsaw – this time represented by two members of the Boogie Monsters pop band. They engaged groups of pupils with brilliantly interactive performances of songs ranging from pop to nursery rhymes, drawing out some wonderfully surprising and unexpected responses. Our great thanks go to Boogie Monsters and to Music for Autism for their continuing involvement with Jigsaw. More details are at http://www.musicforautism.org.uk.
June 09th 2016
Jigsaw pupils had a chance to work with creative professional designer and illustrator Vikki Gibson when she visited the school to supervise the decoration of a fibreglass cow in preparation for CowParade – the world’s biggest public art event. The cow – yet to be named by a school vote – will go on show at the Wings & Wheels air and motor show at Dunsfold Park (August 27th-28th) and might then be auctioned or take a permanent home at Jigsaw.
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.