On Thursday the 30th May Lisanally VTU students hosted the annual 5-Special School Formal in the Armagh City Hotel. We welcomed all of our friends from Sperrinview, Donard, Rathore & Ceara for a night of food, dancing and friendship. We had wonderful music from Jack Kennedy, an amazing photo mirror from Flip Events, we had a 1987 Porsche and a 1954 VW Beach Buggy from our friends Cathal & Malocolm in the room, as well as a 1933 Vintage car at the front of the hotel. Our students also made 3 superb crazy golf holes to entertain everyone. We are extremely grateful to Parkview Carpets Belfast, who kindly sponsored the artificial grass for our golf course.
Thanks also to Phillip Clarke who took amazing portraits of our pupils and also to the Armagh City Hotel for all their help in planning a superb night.
WHAT AN AMAZING DAY!
Today we all had fantastic fun at Port Aventura Theme Park in Salou. When we arrived we divided into groups – with rides to suit everyone’s adventurous tastes….. Then we set off to discover the park. With amazing enthusiasm everyone enjoyed all that the park has to offer. From superb shows and dances to the biggest adrenalin rush rides. Fears were conquered at all levels, with each student achieving so much in their own right. Such a fantastic day!!!
After we returned to the hotel and settled ourselves we had another delicious dinner before having a surprise 18th Birthday Party for Jason!!! He was definitely caught out by the surprise but did great in delivering a speech. Everyone spoke about their highs of the trip, too many to mention now. The young people shared what they loved about the trip, with FUN being the top of everyone’s list. It was an excellent trip planned by Ms Flynn & Mrs Scowcroft and in the words of Christine: “you’re a good girl Ms Flynn & thank you.”
All are having a well-earned sleep tonight before we set off for home tomorrow after a swift visit to Sagrada Familia.
Today we had another super day here in Spain. After an excellent breakfast in our hotel, we headed for a stadium tour of Camp Nou, home of Barcelona FC. The tour was spectacular as we got to see so much of the stadium and its grounds. From there we stopped off for a picnic lunch and even managed to spend a short time on the beach. After this we headed of for some more fun at Ten Pin Bowling!! Everyone had great fun, but Ryan was the overall Champion!!
This evening we all got to go for a beautiful walk to the seafront in Salou, we even got to stop off and buy a few gifts for those at home!!!
Tomorrow we have a big day ahead as we head to Port Aventura Theme Park!!! Wish us luck…….
Monday 13th May staff and students headed off to Dublin Airport at 7am. Once we arrived at the airport, our Slanes coach dropped us off and we headed for our terminal. We got checked in and had time to get some breakfast before our 12pm flight to Barcelona.
Our flight went without any problem and we met our driver Oliver and guide, Marija. We then had a wonderful bus tour of the main sites of Barcelona before travelling to our hotel in Salou.
Tomorrow we head to visit Camp Nou, home of the famous Barcelona FC.
On Tuesday 9th April the pupils of VTU1 who are completing their John Muir Awards at Explorer and Conserver Level headed off to Murlough Beach near Newcastle to complete a litter pick. Tying in with their Eco-Schools topic, the group are trying to reduce the amount of single plastics they use, as well as helping to tidy local wildlife areas.
They filled almost 3 bags of rubbish from plastics, cans, dog litter and netting. Well done everyone for your super efforts!!!
On Monday 8th April the staff & students of Lisanally Special School participated in a fundraising Spin-a-thon at The Mall Shopping Centre in Armagh. The group worked in shifts from 9am - 4pm with 2 spin bikes on the go at all times.
With a great effort we were delighted to raise £765!!! Thank you to everyone who donated, it is very much appreciated.
Thanks also to City of Armagh Health & Fitness Suite who kindly lent us the bikes for the day, especially to Tommy who is always willing to help us out.
These funds will go towards the Barcelona School trip fund which will provide funds for the trip as well as ensuring those staying in school have a fun packed week also!
Recently we have been fortunate to welcome Lee Campbell, Assistant PGA Pro from Armagh Golf Club who has been delivering a series of practical workshops introducing our students to Golf.
As you can see the students have really enjoyed the sessions, even when dressed as their favourite characters for World Book Day. We are looking forward to attending the Fun Day on 29th March at Guilford Community Centre as part of the Initiative.
DON’T MISS OUR NEXT ENERGY OF LIGHT DISCO
FRIDAY 29TH MARCH
8.30PM – 10.30PM
ADMISSION: £3.00 (CARER’S GO FREE)
These are monthly discos for young people aged 15+ who are experiencing limited physical, sensory and/or learning disability.
Our school Young Enterprise Company Classy Crafts recently attended the YE Southern Region Trade Fair at Rushmere. The group worked extremely well together in selling their products.
Their main product this year is Mobile Phone/tablet stands recycled from pallets. The group have been making these fantastic stands since September and have sold around 40 to date. The group have worked through each of the stages, cutting the wood to the right size, sanding to ensure a smooth finish, adding our Classy Crafts & School Logo as well as adding some soft protection for the devices. The Students decided to expand their sales network by approaching two local businesses to become official stockists of their stands.
We are delighted to have Dessie's & The Craic'd Pot (Armagh) on board with us. Our stands can now be purchased from Dessie's & The Craic's Pot for £5 - with all proceeds going to Lisanally School. Both businesses are firm supporters of the school and we are very grateful to them for all their help. Call in to pick up your stand while stocks last!!! Support your local businesses who support your local schools!!!
Please see attached flyer for a Parents & Professionals Information Evening on Wednesday 20th February 2019