Olsen House School Raising money for the Isabella Trust
As part of the 1st half term of the 2018/19 Enrichment program at Olsen House the young people of Key Stage 3 have been raising money for the Isabella Trust, a foundation that helps individuals living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing disorder live a good quality of life.
The Charity was chosen by our young people after a vote in which all the young people involved made a suggestion of a charity that they would like to represent during the half term and presented it to the class. Other charities suggested was the RSPCA, Freshfield animal rescue, The Gavi Fund, Claire House Children’s Hospice.
The Young people spent the first week planning how they were going to raise money for the charity and came up with 3 ideas which were making home picked and homemade jam and relish, a cake sale and a sponsored walk.
The Young people went to a ‘pick your own’ farm in Warrington called Kenyon Farm where they picked fresh raspberries and sweetcorn and they demonstrated great team work and social interaction skills throughout the day and learnt where there fruit and vegetables come from. When they got back to school the young people made the relish from the sweetcorn and jam from the raspberries showing great food technology skills that they had learnt previously in their lessons.
The young people held a cake sale which was a great success and not only did they develop many skills towards their Jamie’s Home Cooking Skills qualification that they had been working towards but they also developed many social skills including teamwork and communication.
The young people made Angel Cakes, Brownies, Victoria Sponges, Macaroons and Cookies. The Young people finished the day by working to sell the baked goods to the staff at Olsen House and also took the opportunity to sell the jam and relishes from the week before.
Next week the young people are doing a sponsored walk to the summit of Moel Famau and back. Which they also planned. Good luck with the walk and look forward to hearing how it all goes…..