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Girls Craft Sensory Wall Hanging for Pocket Nook

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Since September, the Sixth Form girls have been putting together a special present for Pocket Nook, a local residential care home for young adults with Autism.

The care home needed help with refurbishment plans, and the carers were delighted with Bolton School’s offer to help through the community action programme. Pupils have assisted with a range of jobs, such as painting and decorating, gardening, light repairs, and numerous other tasks. The Year 10 boys visit Pocket Nook every other week as part of the Boys’ Division SPACE programme, and have created a mural for the residents to enjoy.

The Sixth Form girls also jumped at the opportunity to help such a worthy cause. Ideas for how they could contribute to the ‘under the sea’ themed refurbishments soon began to flow. In the end, they decided to collaborate on a wall hanging.

As this will be placed in the Sensory Room, the wall hanging was designed with interactive features and sensory aspects in mind. The girls therefore included a broad range of colours and textured fabrics, with hidden squeakers and bells within the sea creatures.

Two hundred and nineteen students across Years 12 and 13 have volunteered their time and effort to this project since September. They have produced a striking and innovative wall hanging that will hopefully be seen at Pocket Nook for many years to come!

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The finished wall hanging will be presented by some of the Sixth Form girls who worked on the project

The finished wall hanging will be presented by some of the Sixth Form girls who worked on the project