Enrichment acknowledges the extra-curricular activities and experiences students already enjoy and do in and outside of school. Enrichment broadens horizons, develops new skills and contributes to students’ personal and social development.
By taking part in different types of activities, students gain and develop important skills such as commitment, good citizenship, initiative, leadership and team spirit. Springhallow School has an excellent enrichment programme which nurtures individual talents.
We support young people with autism to be more flexible, spontaneous, less anxious and more open to change. At our school we run programs such as yoga, martial arts, art, cycling, basketball and swimming. Through partnerships our students have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Jack Petchey Award, Create Arts and many more.
After-School Clubs, Saturday Clubs, holiday programmes and residential trips also help our students to develop confidence.
Every year Springhallow School offers a trip to the Isle of Wight for students in year 7 and 8, with a contribution from ‘Friends of Springhallow’. We go away for four days and stay at Kingswood Centre, which offers outdoor education opportunities that improve young peoples’ development.
Since February 2016, arts charity Create has been leading music workshops with 20 students at Springhallow School.
Working with Create’s professional musicians Mike Poyser and Fernando Machado, the young people have recycled materials including carpet rolls, plastic pipes, bins, bottles and CDs to build drums, wind chimes, trumpets and other musical instruments. These instruments will be placed in our sensory garden for more students to enjoy.
The workshops are enabling students at Springhallow School to develop their confidence, learn new skills, make new friends and strengthen their communication with others.
Create’s programme has been funded by The Queen’s Trust and John Lyon’s Charity.
In the Autumn term Year 11 students were put through their paces by Cycle Training UK (CTUK) instructors. A group of 10 pupils from Raven and Kestrel classes were given the opportunity to learn how to cycle and practise their cycling skills on the school grounds and outside. Some of the pupils have even managed to earn Level 1 and Level 2 on-road certificates.
The students practised their cycling skills and gained road safety tips. The instructors also provided advice on bike maintenance and offered mechanical advice for the school community.
By all accounts the children had a great time! Did you know? Adults and children (including complete beginners who would like to learn to ride a bicycle) can also get a cycle lessons – for residents of Ealing these lessons are subsidised and may only cost £5.
If you would like to book a lesson for yourself, a younger child or a friend, go to their website:
and click on the Book a lesson button on the main page.
As a part of World Music Festival 2016 Springhallow School students had a great opportunity to take part in two workshops run by “Bamboo Tamboo” and “Trio Simbora”.
Bamboo Tamboo is a form of music from the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. It combines hitting a Bamboo (plastic) tube on the ground then striking it with a beater. Using this simple paying technique, students were able to create beautiful multi layered rhythms.
“Trio Simbora” mesmerised our pupils with their range of different instruments. Students listened to Brazilian themed music and joined in with the dancing to the rhythm of salsa. They really enjoyed these sessions!
To see some photos from the events please click on the link: World Music Festival 2016
Springhallow School was one of the schools representing Ealing in the 2016 Panathlon Challenge WestPlate Finals for 2016. The event was held at St Mary’s University in Twickenham.
A group of students from Magpie class attended the event and became the runners up (we lost by 2 points!!!), gaining second place, which is a remarkable achievement as there were schools from four Boroughs competing.
The students took part in several different types of sports, these were boccia, table cricket, polybat, seated shotput, javelin and ambulant without mobility restriction race.
Helen Turner, the three times Paralympian and Panathlon Patron was there to present the medals. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed their day.
Please click on the link to view photos of the event: Panathlon Callenge Westplate Final 2016
We are a 9 piece rock band celebrating 6 years on the go!
We have played over 50 gigs since starting off and really enjoy performing in front of an audience. Most of our members have a learning disability but we’ve not let that stop us getting out and rocking our boots off.
We have a varied set list which reflects both our ages(18-69) and musical tastes. Recently we have started performing some of our own tunes and we’re writing more and more now.
We were delighted that Springhallow invited us in to work with Eagle Class and rock out a bit and understand a bit more about why we do this. For many of the band members running workshops presents quite a challenge and they are often far out of their comfort zone. The fact that we help support ourselves through this sort of work is often the incentive to keep at it and with time the work becomes a bit easier.
After all, the funds we raise in this manner have helped us to do all sorts of things from buying necessary items of equipment to helping us pay our rehearsal studio rental.
Please click on the link to see photos of our workshop: I Love Thunder – Workshop
This year we were really excited to raise money for Sports Relief 2016! As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sports Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. Sport Relief is a fundraising campaign that uses everything that’s good about sport to change countless lives for the better.
The best bit is that the money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. To learn more about how Comic Relief spends the money raised for Sport Relief please visit: www.sportrelief.com/schools
At Springhallow School we used Sport Relief as a teaching opportunity so that our students can learn about the issues children across the world face, and how the money we raise can help them. We celebrated the day with a special assembly and two morning and afternoon events where students could run, jog or walk the mile.
It was a fantastic way for students to raise money through being active and doing sport! To see the pictures from the event please click on the link: Sport Relief 2016