At Bleasdale School we are fully committed to providing inclusive activities for all our pupils.
Our older students access the local community and Dallam High School.
When operational some of our residential pupils have attended local Guide and Scout Groups on a Monday evening. They have a fantastic time taking part in the challenges and adventures of Scouts and Guides with their friends. Pre-Covid some of our pupils attended a Youth Club at Morecambe Library on a Wednesday evening organised by the National Autistic Society and we have organised other social experiences such as a weekly visit to Costa Coffee in Lancaster after school where students are supported to choose a drink and a snack, using their communication aids where appropriate to order and pay for their choice. The pupils accessing the activities available on Saturdays often go to the local coffee mornings and join in with village events, such as the Silverdale Arts Trail.
Lower School have developed inclusive links with Yealand Primary School. A small group of pupils travel to Yealand to take part in inclusive PE sessions with their mainstream peers. In previous years, they have visited Silverdale St Johns School for art, music and PE sessions.
Now that we are able, pupils in the Middle School at Bleasdale School are sharing their PSHE lessons with pupils from Silverdale Primary School. They play ‘getting to know each other’ games and discover what they have in common and what makes them unique. These lessons take place weekly and provide an opportunity for fun, collaborative learning.
The Secondary class have inclusion links with Morecambe Road School and some of our pupils have been going to access curriculum subjects such as ICT and Food Technology alongside pupils at the school, we are also looking forward to hosting pupils at Bleasdale in the future so that we can work and learn together during inclusion sessions.
Secondary pupils also enjoy learning outside the classroom. As part of the curriculum we regularly go out to explore the local community and what shops and services are in the local area and how to use them.
Upper School students have taken part in inclusive PE sessions with Sandside Lodge School in Ulverston, developing their physical skills and forming friendships.
We continue our links with Dallam School, taking an active part in their Rebound Therapy lunch club with our friends there.
Students in the 16 – 19 department participate in the community activities both in the local and wider community wherever possible. These include visits to the local swimming pool in Carnforth. In addition to this pupils take part in regular community shopping trips to local supermarkets to practise their skills learnt in class in a real life and functional environment. Each Tuesday a group of students go to Tesco in Carnforth to buy ingredients which they then use to cook their lunch. Some of our students attend More Music to take part in community music leisure sessions, while others attend an inclusive triking session at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. Those students on the supported employment pathway access appropriate work experience placements or help run our pop up café Bleasdale Brews.
One parent said: ‘Bleasdale brings out the best of children.’
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Acting Headteacher: Mrs Kirsty Ashton
Bleasdale School, 27 Emesgate Lane
Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire
For general enquiries, please contact the School Office on the telephone number below. Your query will be dealt with by Elisa Tidman.