The theme of national MOVE day 2017 is Holiday so we decided to turn Oaklands School into a beach resort where we can all enjoy and experience the sights, sounds and activities that are part of a seaside holiday. These include beach games, rock pools, bucket and spade, flying kites, fishing and many more. Of course there will also be an ice-cream parlour.
The MOVE programme is an activity based programme which uses the combined knowledge of education, therapy and the family to teach children with significant mobility problems the skills of sitting, standing, walking and transferring, to the very best of their ability. As a result, the MOVE programme gives these children the opportunity to take greater control of their lives, leading to opportunities to make choices and increased, and highly valued, independence.
At Oaklands, more than 20 pupils are on the MOVE programme and there have been some great success stories. The children and staff work very hard to achieve the MOVE goals and this day allows them to celebrate their efforts and show off their accomplishments.