Shenstone Alumni

Shenstone alumni

We love to hear what our old Shenstone pupils are doing now! If you would like to contribute add some information, please click this link

 

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Joseph is now 32.

'An exciting highlight was when it was suggested that the pupils should experience a night camping!  All the tents were set up in the nursery playground, the children brought in sleeping bags, teddies and their warm PJs and slept overnight in the tents with the teachers and TAs'

'Joseph's favourite teacher was and still is Mary. Joseph still talks about Mary'

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'Joseph then left Shenstone and joined Marlborough Secondary School as there was not a Shenstone Secondary School way back then but he did enjoy his time at Marlborough. He had lovely staff and made some good friends. They enjoyed a school journey to Littlehampton.  He took part in travel training and also attended a short link course in construction.'

'Joseph now attends Peppercorns Day Centre in Dartford (2 days) and Ken Boyce Day Centre in Sidcup (3 days).  He loves both centres and leads a very busy and full life. In Peppercorns, he is a member of the walking group on Thursdays, and he plays tennis with Peppercorn staff support on Tuesdays (followed by a trip to the pub for a well earned pint of coca-cola). They do offer other activities including cooking, volunteering in their charity shop, swimming and computing. In Ken Boyce Day Centre there are absolutely loads of activities going on, including trips to the seaside, various places of interest, farm visits, cafè visits, discos, cream teas, seasonal parties and swimming etc. 

' Shenstone School gave Joseph a good start in life, they taught him well and sent him on his journey towards adulthood ... thank you so much to all the staff that helped him, cared for him and put up with him  x'

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Mykal is now 13 and is at Cleeve Meadow.

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What did your son/ daughter get the most out of at Shenstone? 'The kind and friendly environment the sensory rooms and fun activties and learning.'

What was most important in the curriculum for your son/ daughter? 'English'

Any special Shenstone moments/ messages you'd like to share? 'The jubilee party was lovely I was able to bring his brother who attends other school. Both boys had that experience to share together thanks to Shenstone. The teacher Mary really made him feel welcomed and happy to be there.'


Jesse James is 13 now and attends Marlborough School and Northwest Kent College.

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What did your son/ daughter get the most out of at Shenstone? 'Made friends and got on really well with the teachers and Health Care Assitant.'

What was most important in the curriculum for you? 'That my son got hydrotherapy and learning with switch toys.'

What was most important in the curriculum for your son/ daughter? 'Friendship, laughter, feeling safe, life and social skills. Reading, writing, handling money/maths.'

Any special Shenstone moments/ messages you'd like to share? 'We miss you all.'