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Daniele the Superstar!

Daniele in 11T and his sisters have taken part in a YouTube video to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! The video has been made by the charity ‘Wouldn’t Change A Thing’, who strive to create a world where negative perceptions of Down syndrome are a thing of the past. We are all very proud of Daniele and hope you enjoy this video as much as we did! Please show your support by sharing this fantastic video and by wearing your odd socks on World Down Syndrome Day, the 21st March!

Pinewood’s Headteacher’s Podcast – Episode 5

Our headteacher, Mr McGachen, asked our students what they feel about being back in school.


“School! I love school!”
“Scared and nervous. So far it’s been alright.”
“I felt a little bit anxious being back at school, I feel I am not prepared. A little happy and a little sad. I need to get used to the flow of lessons.”
“I am actually really happy to be here. It’s really good to be back at school, being with my friends.”
“Lockdown hasn’t been easy doing the live lessons. I am really happy for being with the teachers and TA”.
“I feel so alive!”
“Happy as a butterfly!”


Favourite part of being back?
“Playing with my friends”.
“Cooking with my friends”
“Being outside with my friends!”

What about work? – “Oh yeah, that too!” 😃
Welcome back, we missed you!

World Book Day 2021!

Today, the 4th March was World Book Day at Pinewood! Both Students and Staff took part in the day’s events by dressing up as their favourite book characters, or someone from Roald Dahl’s Book, the Twits!

Throughout the week Students have been taking part in themed English lessons around ‘The Twits’ and were able to enjoy a masked Virtual reading of the book with new chapters released daily. The full playlist can be found on our YouTube channel. A huge thank you to Ms Jones, Ms Hathaway and Mr Goss for organising such a fantastic week. Students were also given the opportunity to decorate their own beards and create their own Nasty Menu!

We have received so many fantastic photos today, so be sure to take a look at some of these below. More can be found on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages too!

Turn on those Subtitles!

Please see this video below from Stephen Fry which explains how turning on the subtitles when your child is watching TV could help to double their reading capabilities!

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