Leaways School London provides a safe learning environment for children and young people with EHC Plans and specialises in supporting those with social, emotional and mental health needs.
The school aims to offer as close to a mainstream experience as possible while providing the additional care and support each young person needs to enable them to thrive.
The curriculum is based on children and young people having the confidence to achieve at a pace and level that meets their needs, which is suitably challenging, engages them in learning and is delivered with purpose and rigour. The curriculum also offers all children and young people the opportunity to learn and to undertake experiences through a range of activities.
Such opportunities include taking part in regular projects supporting those less fortunate within the local community. Currently the school are working together on the ‘Crisp Packet Project’. The aim is to make pouches out of crisp packets that resemble a ‘bivvy’ bag to give to those who are homeless living in the area. A ‘bivvy’ bag is like a waterproof and insulated jacket for a sleeping bag. It’s a thin, waterproof bag, and is used over the top of a sleeping bag and is cheaper than a tent.
They are starting the project by collecting used, empty crisp packets which they will then clean and iron with plastic to make an insulation pouch for the sleeping bags the homeless use.
On the 6th March they will be having a demonstration on how to make the crisp packet ‘bivvy’ bags. Once the demonstration has been done, this will be an ongoing project for the whole school to participate in from the collection of crisp packets to delivering the blankets to the homeless.
What a fantastic and thoughtful project to be working on, we will share more on this story as it progresses. Well done to everyone in Leaways.