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Cricket Green Special School - an update

Cricket Green Special School (CGS) gives YMT an update on an eventful term

Changing Minds in Merton

New Wimbledon Theatre, which runs a year-round programme of educational work, ran a major 'Changing Minds in Merton' project in seven local schools as part of National Mental Health Awareness week, from May 11-28. The idea behind the project was to use the arts - theatre, dance, photography and film - to get young people talking more openly and honestly about teenage mental health.

The project culminated in an Open Day at New Wimbledon Theatre on July 4 where all the young participants came together to share their performances and have a borough-wide conversation about how young people can work together to end the stigma of mental illness. The young people from Cricket Green performed a highly moving piece and once again made us proud!

Summer Fair 2017

On July 1st CGS had its legendary summer fair! The weather was wonderful (for a change!) and the turnout was fab. We had Benjamina from the Great British Bake Off judging our Victoria Sponge Competition and really loved having her with us. A big thank you to all who donated items, helped set up and down, and man stalls, at this year’s Summer Fair... We managed to raise £2000!!! The money will be used to benefit the pupils of Cricket Green in a variety of ways.

Year 14 trip to Butlins

Our Year 14 students went on a Lifeskills Residential trip to Butlins in Bognor Regis. They stayed in self-catering apartments, bought and prepared their own food and were as independent as possible throughout the stay! They enjoyed many activities including swimming, water slides, a picnic on the beach, ‘Wittington Rocks’ show and the funfair. Everyone had a great time and the trip was a real success, with students and staff returning with big smiles on their faces! We love watching our pupils go from strength to strength.

Secondary Sports Day

On a warm summer's day CGS pupils from descended on the David Weir Centre in Sutton to battle out Senior Sports Day in the heat.

Yet again the rivalries were fierce yet the sportsmanship shone through as students from the upper school competed in nine different events to challenge their sporting progress. Events included throws jumps sprints and races. The Parents took on the teachers in the annual Tug-of-War cheered on by a split crowd of pupils. The Students took on the staff men and staff woman in the relay challenge of the year in the 400m relay dash. It was a fantastic day to be part of and all students behaved and took part to the best of their ability. 

For more information about CGS see the school webpages: www.cricketgreen.merton.sch.uk.

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