Bringing Children Together

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Langside, the Diverse Abilities run special school, recently held a fun-day for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

Eight children aged six to 15, from Linwood School and Montacute School, plus their teachers, joined pupils from Langside and undertook various activities throughout the day.

Groups of children took part in sessions, specifically for their needs, which included, music, rebound therapy (trampolining), intensive interaction and massage. Children were also able to experience the new sensory room and sound beam. The day ended with all staff and teachers taking part in the hokey cokey.

Lynda Larke, the organiser of the fun day and teacher at Langside School, said: “I arranged the fun day to bring together children with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the local area. We also wanted children from Montacute and Linwood to experience activities that they currently don’t while at school. We are very lucky at Langside School, as we have a high level of technological equipment and facilities, plus fantastic therapy staff to run activities that not all children with disabilities undertake during a school day.

“Feedback from the children’s teachers really did showcase that Langside has everything, that the atmosphere is lovely and is also very welcoming for staff, children and parents alike.”

Looking ahead, there are plans for Linwood School to use the rebound therapy equipment at Langside School and a picnic is scheduled for before the schools break up for the summer holiday.

To find out more regarding Langside School please visit or call 01202 518635.