At Axcis, we are about more than just providing supply staff to the schools we work with. We also try to support them in any other way we possibly can. Last week, we talked about how Gary became a dragon for the day to support one of our schools with their “Dragons Den” event. Recently, Susanna and Jack from our London office also went along to a charity dinner to fundraise for another of the schools we work with. Find out more about this fantastic event below.
About the School
The Bridge is a community special school in Islington, North London. Pupils who attend are described as having autism and/or severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Their specialist area of work is addressing communication and interaction difficulties. This is an exciting time for The Bridge. They have recently received their third successive Outstanding Ofsted grading, they have opened a new school and have just held their first annual Charity Dinner and Auction.
What they were raising money for
The Bridge London organised a Inaugural charity dinner in order to fundraise for the school. They were looking to raise funds to provide a sensory garden for their primary and secondary sites. A sensory garden will enable pupils to access learning through all their senses, not just the conventional senses used in a classroom environment.
What happened on the night
The Bridge had many exciting items to auction such as holidays, signed Manchester City shirts, JK Rowling signed book covers with a wand and many more! The event was attended by many passionate teachers from the Bridge School as well as parents who really felt that the Bridge had made a difference to their lives. Jack and Susanna were inspired by the music, food and general passion surrounding the event and look forward to being there again next year.