Wednesday 10 July 2019, a beautiful summer’s day, and absolutely perfect for our Aurora Redehall’s Open Day Event.
Redehall secondary school students and staff arranged a coffee morning/cake sale with all proceeds going to MIND. Earlier in the week, they had been actively promoting the coffee morning by putting up flyers in the local supermarket, who also kindly donated some cakes to support the event. There were lots of visitors, which included parents and a few local residents.
Displayed in the garden area were photos of the students and some extraordinary pieces of art work produced by one of the talented secondary students. The students served refreshments and cakes throughout the morning and made it a very enjoyable and successful event. Well done to staff and students of secondary for raising an amazing amount, totaling £65 for MIND.
The primary students and staff had also been very busy and had created a pop up museum for visitors. It was a fantastic showcase of this terms topic work and a really effective way of seeing all the different classes work in one place. There were beautiful displays of Roman mosaics, pottery, and shields, wonderful Mayan masks and many other pieces all using different varieties of media. All of the work was remarkable, the Roman blanket weaved by Class 1 and the Lego Mayan city and roads really caught the eye!
The ‘Aurora’s Got Talent Show’ was the highlight of the day. The hall was jam-packed, it was hard to get a seat! The show opened with an incredible short film directed by one of the media students, titled ‘Breaking Stereotypes’ with a cast of students from Redehall. The audience were entertained with singing, gymnastics, musicians playing the recorder, drums and guitar, a short dramatic piece, a poem recital, a shadow puppet show and some short films of students performing. There was just so much, the students were true stars, and didn’t seem daunted by standing up and performing to a full room! The performers were truly amazing, Aurora Redehall School has got so much talent!
Redehall staff are also superstars, one team who worked together to make sure everything went smoothly on the day and the support and encouragement given to the students was unsurpassed. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes over the past few weeks to make it all happen and deserve a standing ovation too!
The final song gave the audience, staff and students the opportunity to all come together and sing ‘Reach for the Stars!’
What a spectacular day!
The Aurora Group
The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children and adults with special needs.